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H_Wilton
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ML350G2

Hi,

What kind of GB network card can I possibly install in a ML350G2 (year 2002) ?

Wilton
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: ML350G2

Hi,

Refer to this
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10960_div/10960_div.HTML
FYI
Compaq NC6132 Gigabit Module 1000 SX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131 338456-B23

Compaq NC3133 Fast Ethernet Module 100FX Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131 338456-B25

Compaq NC7132 10/100/1000-T Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131 153543-B21

Compaq NC6136 Gigabit Server Adapter, 64-bit/66MHz, PCI, 1000 SX 203539-B21

Compaq NC7131 Gigabit Server Adapter, 64-bit/66MHz, PCI, 10/100/1000-T 158575-B21

Compaq NC7132 10/100/1000-T Upgrade Module for NC3134 and NC3131 153543-B21



Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350G2

This is the card slot diagram for a ML350 G2:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=316596&prodTypeId=15351&objectID=c00333670

Apparently any 64-bit 33-MHz PCI card that can use 3.3V power supply could be used, as long as you can find the driver for it.

As the PCI bus speed is only 33 MHz, I think a 64-bit PCI card would be preferable, so you can get plenty of bandwidth for gigabit operations.

32-bit ("plain") PCI cards like HP NC1020 can be used, but such a card might be a bottleneck for sustained network transfers at gigabit speeds.

PCI-X cards like HP NC7771 would work in a backward-compatibility mode, allowing you to use the full speed of the ML350G2's bus. However, this might cost more than you'd like and a ML350G2 will never be able to use a PCI-X card to its full potential.

Cards like NC7131 would be ideal for this server, but unfortunately NC7131 is no longer manufactured. You might find used cards at a reasonable price on places like eBay.
MK
H_Wilton
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML350G2

thanks for both of your answer
I'll order this NC1020
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11890_div/11890_div.HTML
And that'll probably do !?
Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: ML350G2

FYI
Accourding to server specs:
Six available PCI slots: five 64-bit/33-MHz PCI, one 32-bit/33-MHz PCI

Accourding to Nic Specs.
The NC1020 supports auto-negotiating 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet speeds as well as a PCI 32-bit PCI, 33/66 MHz data path and is specified to run in either 33 or 66MHz slots.

So put in 32-bit/33Mhz PCI slot only.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
H_Wilton
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML350G2

Thanks for all - NC1020 is ordered