Single, dual or quad Gigabit?

Michael James clug at
Wed May 26 00:46:00 CDT 2004

I want to put an Intel PCI-X Gigabit card into a Dell 2650 NFS server
 to get some serious bandwidth out. (replacing the onboard Broadcom rubbish)

Should I put a Dual or even Quad port card in and bond them
 or would I get almost as much bandwidth with a single port card?

The cards I'd be choosing between would be:

	Intel pro/1000 XT	single port
	Intel pro/1000 MT	dual port
	Intel pro/1000 MT	quad port

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