Sonnet Presto Gigabit Ethernet Server 2-Port PCIe Card (Supports Jumbo Packets and Link Aggregation)


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Whether you need to add more Gigabit Ethernet ports to your server for improved performance and reliability or the ability to connect your computer to more networks, get a Sonnet Presto Gigabit PCIe Server dual-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter card for PCI Express for an advanced networking solution! This 4-lane (x4) PCI Express card supports link aggregation on its own and with your computer's onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports and full duplex communication to achieve up to 2000 Mbps and faster transfer rates - the ideal solution for high-bandwidth data transfer requirements.

Presto Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Server also supports 9000 byte jumbo packet transfers (compared to 1500 byte standard packets) to support higher performance and reduced overhead when transferring large files. Should a cable get unplugged or a port fail, Presto Gigabit PCIe Server provides transparent failover protection, so your computer remains connected to the network.

Presto Gigabit PCIe Server supports gigabit speeds over common CAT-5 cabling, so costly cable replacement is unnecessary. If your computer already has onboard Gigabit Ethernet, you can add a Presto Gigabit PCIe Server and use it for dedicated connection to a printer, AirPort Extreme base station, DSL or cable modem, or a video server, while leaving your onboard Gigabit Ethernet port(s) available for other connections.

Presto Gigabit PCIe Server is compatible in Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 & Xserve & PCs and servers with a PCI Express (PCIe) slot. Offering simple configuration, this Sonnet card is easy to use and its support for 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication enable it to be used in most networks.

Sonnet Features

  • Simple way to add Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to any compatible computer
  • Supports gigabit speeds on common CAT-5 cabling - no need for costly cable replacement
  • Supports link aggregation on its own and with onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Supports transparent failover
  • Full/half duplex
  • 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation
  • PCI Express (PCIe) x4 host bus interface for maximum performance

Sonnet Specifications

RoHS Compliant
Network Connectors
Two RJ-45 connectors support 1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
Bus Interface
PCI Express 1.1, x4
IEEE 802.3 10BaseT; IEEE 802.3u 100BaseT; IEEE 802.3ad 1000BaseT
IRQ Line
Assigned by system
I/O Address
Assigned by system
Transmission Rates
1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps
Supports Link Aggregation
Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
Mac Compatibility: Xserve (with PCI Express slots),
Mac OS X Server 10.4+
Mac Pro,
Mac OS X 10.4+
Power Mac G5 (with PCI Express slots),
Mac OS X 10.5
Snow Leopard compatible
Windows Compatibility: Server (with PCI Express x4 slot)
PC (with PCI Express x4 slot)
Windows Server 2003
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
Network Power
UTP x 2 (Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
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