Wednesday, August 12th 2020

QNAP Launches Single-port 2.5 GbE PCIe Card for NAS and PC

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QXG-2G1T-I225 PCIe network card. Providing single-port 2.5GBASE-T connectivity that supports 2.5G, 1G, 100 Mbps and 10 Mbps network speeds, the QXG-2G1T-I225 is a PCIe 2.0 x1 card that can be installed in a QNAP NAS or a Windows /Linux PC. Existing CAT 5e cables can be used with the QXG-2G1T-I225 to provide an immediate upgrade to 2.5 GbE networking. The QXG-2G1T-I225 also supports Windows Server 2019 and provides efficient server management with support for Intel Teaming (Link aggregation), PXE, Intel AMT, Wake on LAN, and VLAN.

"The QXG-2G1T-I225 represents QNAP's commitment to providing affordable 2.5 GbE solutions. By using existing CAT 5e cables, users can immediately benefit from 2.5 GbE by pairing their QXG-2G1T-I225 with a 2.5 GbE switch and NAS." said Stanley Huang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "2.5 GbE provides immediate benefits to both home and business users across a wide range of applications - including gaming, multimedia, virtualization, backup, and general everyday usage. QNAP's 2.5 GbE solutions represent the easiest and most wallet-friendly way to adopt high-speed networking."
QNAP is committed to providing users with the ability to upgrade their networks to meet modern high-speed demands. In the near future, QNAP will launch additional 2.5 GbE network cards including the dual-port QXG-2G2T-I225 (PCIe Gen 2.0 x2) card and the quad-port QXG-2G4T-I225 (PCIe Gen 2.0 x4) card.

QNAP network cards can be purchased from the QNAP Accessories Store.
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5 Comments on QNAP Launches Single-port 2.5 GbE PCIe Card for NAS and PC

#1
ncrs
The QXG-2G1T-I225 also supports Windows Server 2019 and provides efficient server management with support for Intel Teaming (Link aggregation), PXE, Intel AMT, Wake on LAN, and VLAN.
I was not aware that Intel AMT can work with a dedicated PCIe network card. This is... disturbing.
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zlobby
ncrs
I was not aware that Intel AMT can work with a dedicated PCIe network card. This is... disturbing.
It most certainly is.
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#3
TheLostSwede
Too expensive, as QNAP sells it for around US$44 in Taiwan and it's £40.80 in the UK with VAT.
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#4
efikkan
TheLostSwede
Too expensive, as QNAP sells it for around US$44 in Taiwan and it's £40.80 in the UK with VAT.
I haven't seen it locally yet, but wow, $67 in the US. That's some hefty markup for a controller that cost ~$3-4. Why not price it at ~$25 and sell a lot more? (rhetorically)
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zlobby
efikkan
I haven't seen it locally yet, but wow, $67 in the US. That's some hefty markup for a controller that cost ~$3-4. Why not price it at ~$25 and sell a lot more? (rhetorically)
Currently QNAP believe they somehow offer superior products that are unmatched by anyone else, hence their prices.
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