3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 9:41 PM by Intel Corporation

    Intel EXPI9301ct: counterfeit or not

    Mike1712

      Hi!

       

      I need to buy a network card Intel EXPI9301CT and want to know how to distinguish original card from counterfeit.

       

      I know that original card have the following:

      1) RJ-45 within opened bus pins and orange tape over it

      2) Transformer 'Delta'

      3) YottaMark golographic mark (for cards produced since 2009 year)

       

      BUT cards I have seen in the market are differ from original one:

      1) RJ-45 pinout contained in the black box

      2) Transormer 'Pulse'

      3) No any YottaMarks

       

      They looks like as one the ebay page: INTEL EXPI9301CT Gigabit CT Desktop PCI-e Network Adapter 82574L Chipset NIC | eBay

       

      Please help me to know how to distinguish original Intel expi9301ct:

       

      1) Is Intel uses 'Pulse' transformers on its network cards? Is it means that the card is counterfeit?

      2) Is YottaMark should be on ALL Intel cards?

       

      Thank you!