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Gigabit CT to I210-T1 compatibility

YB
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Hi,

 

I would like to know if I am planning to replace my Gigabit CT ethernet adapter to I210-T1, will the I210-T1 will be direct plug in compatible or require PCB changes? As the Gigabit CT interface type is PCIe 1.1 while I210-T1 is PCIe 2.1, and the dimension for I210-T1.

 

Thank you.

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Crisselle_Intel
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Hello YB,


Apologies for the delay on our update. We have posted last November 16 but our update was not successfully posted due to downtime.


Sharing again below information from our higher level support. 


Yes, the I210-T1 can be use as an upgrade path from Intel Gigabit CT Ethernet adapter. The I210-T1 adaptor's PCIe transfer rate is 2.5 GT/s so it technically would not be affected if it installed on PCIe 1.1 slot. 


Please see Ark information for the comparison of the two adapters

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=50395,68668


For dimensions, the information can be found in Product Briefs below

Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I210 Product Brief

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/ethernet-server-adapter-...


Gigabit CT desktop adapter Product Brief

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/network-io/ethernet/10-25-40-gigabit-adapters/...


Additionally, you may also need to consider the supported Operating System and if drivers are available. You may also need to check with motherboard manufacturer if they have validated components such as Ethernet Adapters so you would be able to confirm if the I210-T1 adapter is validated. 


Supported Operating Systems for Retail Intel® Ethernet Adapters

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025890/ethernet-products.html


Feel free to let us know if you have questions or clarifications. 


Awaiting to hear from you.


Should there be no response from you, I’ll make sure to reach out after 3 business days.


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


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Crisselle_Intel
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Hello YB,


Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. 


Please provide the following information that would help in checking your query.

1. How many adapters are involved on this request? 

2. What is the model of the motherboard where you will install the adapter?

3. Have you tried checking with you motherboard manufacturer if the I210-T1 is compatible on their board?

4. May we know the reason why do you plan to replace your Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter? This is just for our record purposes.


Awaiting to your reply. 


We will follow up after 3 business days in case we don't hear from you. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello YB,


Good day!


This is just a follow up message for the information requested so we can procced investigating your request. If you have questions or clarifications, feel free to let us know. 


Looking forward to hear from you. 


Should there be no reply, we will follow up after 3 business days. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


YB
Novice
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Hi Crisselle,

 

Sorry that I am unable to answer most of your questions, as I am asking on behalf of our customer.

Customer is switching to I210-T1 because the Gigabit CT EOL notification has been released.

However, I believe that as PCIe 2.1 is backward compatible, there should not be any problem to use it on PCIe 1.1 slot.

 

Thank you.

Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello YB,


No worries at all. Appreciate the time you have taken on sending a reply. 


Based on the PCN, the recommended replacement unit for the Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter is Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I210T. There should not be any problem on this as long as the Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I210T1 is listed as validated card for the motherboard. 


But to further check and confirm, please allow us to consult this with our engineers. We will give you an update as soon as possible but no later than 2-3 business days. 


Hoping for your kind patience. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
684 Views

Hello YB,


Apologies for the delay on our update. We have posted last November 16 but our update was not successfully posted due to downtime.


Sharing again below information from our higher level support. 


Yes, the I210-T1 can be use as an upgrade path from Intel Gigabit CT Ethernet adapter. The I210-T1 adaptor's PCIe transfer rate is 2.5 GT/s so it technically would not be affected if it installed on PCIe 1.1 slot. 


Please see Ark information for the comparison of the two adapters

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=50395,68668


For dimensions, the information can be found in Product Briefs below

Intel Ethernet Server Adapter I210 Product Brief

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/ethernet-server-adapter-...


Gigabit CT desktop adapter Product Brief

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/network-io/ethernet/10-25-40-gigabit-adapters/...


Additionally, you may also need to consider the supported Operating System and if drivers are available. You may also need to check with motherboard manufacturer if they have validated components such as Ethernet Adapters so you would be able to confirm if the I210-T1 adapter is validated. 


Supported Operating Systems for Retail Intel® Ethernet Adapters

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025890/ethernet-products.html


Feel free to let us know if you have questions or clarifications. 


Awaiting to hear from you.


Should there be no response from you, I’ll make sure to reach out after 3 business days.


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


YB
Novice
674 Views

Hi Crisselle,

 

Thank you, for the clear explanation on the topic.

The information is very much helpful.

Thank you again for the support.

Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello YB,


No problem at all. It's been our pleasure helping you out on this request.


Since you already accepted our reply as solution, please be informed that we will now close this request. Thank you for your kind patience and cooperation throughout the process. Just feel free to post a new question if you may have any other inquiry in the future as this thread will no longer be monitored.


May you have an amazing weekend ahead!


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


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