Originally Posted by Veraster
My desktop has only one pci-e slot (currently in use by the video card) and two empty pci slots. There are no pci-e 1x slots. The network adapter is only a 100 megabit adapter which is really like 12megabytes/sec. The idea is to make transferring large files between computers on my network faster.
Due the the 12megabyte/sec bottleneck, sending 10gb worth of stuff takes quite a while. My router and other computer is capable of transferring data through the network at 100mb/sec ("gigabit") but my desktop's network adapter is only capable of 12.5mb/sec.
So I just need a pci gigabit adapter for my desktop. Instead of spending an hour or two researching and comparing pci network adapters on google, i'm just going to ask on here because chances are someone will be able to answer my question without effort because of what they know from personal experience.
So what pci gigabit adapter should I get?
Just grab a cheap Intel one. Windows 7 is sure to have native drivers for any Intel based GigE card.
Also wanted to correct you because of my OCD. You put 100mb/s "gigabit". Gigabit is 1000Mb (megabit) per second, or 1Gb, which is max theoretical of 128MB (megabyte) per second. 100Mb has a max theoretical bandwidth of 12.5MB/s. When talking in networking it is crucial to capitalize the proper letters or else you can either sound stupid or look very ignorant while confusing people.
Mb = Megabit
Gb = Gigabit
MB = Megabyte
GB = Gigabyte
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft Origin/Steam
Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire Mechwarrior Online = Thunderson PSN = PP_Mguire
Need Descent and Mechwarrior buddies!
If I helped you, give a thanks! ↓
Access to my Plex PM me.