Too bad. I'd think this would be great for home builds, if it would live up to the specs of course, and would do all the processing like some Intel NIC's. Asus could break open/corner the market for fast LAN at home. I didn't find any other NIC's even close to the price of this one. Maybe Asus will pick this up, seeing that homebuilders are also early adopters, and not just the gamers.
For giggles, I pulled the linux driver and opened the tarball.
It looks like it's perfectly doable, but finding someone to spend the time in porting it, that's the catch :)License
aQuantia Corporation Network Driver
Copyright(c) 2014 - 2017 aQuantia Corporation.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License,
version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Thank you for contacting Asus Technical Support.
We checked this further and currently there are no plans to release FreeBSD drivers for the Asus XG-C100C networkcard. When released they will be available through the following Asus website:
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
Asus Holland Bv.
Asus Technical Support Site: http://support.asus.com
We currently do not have a FreeBSD driver yet. We plan to develop FreeBSD driver for our AQC107 controller but it will not happen in the near future.
I will let you know when we have a set schedule.
wikipedia page has some interesting factoids
Everyone's favourite PCIe switch vendor...
I wonder if they just acquired patents... or an actual design.In 2004, Aquantia was founded to revolutionize Ethernet and accelerate connectivity. Aquantia first delivered products for Data Center connectivity, and in 2012 developed the world's first integrated 10GBASE-T MAC/PHY for servers
Yes, you will either have to wait or find another solution.Stux, I just don't know what to do with your reply. It's just you FreeNAS Gurus/Wizards e.d. talking right?
So no drivers in the near future, and no easily affordable 10Gbit NICs for me. Well, I'll just have to wait.
If there were a dev willing to do this I'd be more than happy to provide one to them to work with. Guys like me that can't code or do any other useful or meaningful contributions have to help out somehow.One way some people deal with the issue is to buy a card or 2 and give them to open source software developer(s) who write the appropriate drivers.
Simply join one of the FreeBSD forum or mail list related to networking. Read for a bit, a week or 2, then approach the group and see if anyone bites. When they do, check out that persons prior work via github or such before sending a card. Plus, come up with a plan you both agree on, to both test it, and set a reasonable time limit, like 3 months for the working prototype driver. Or they return the card in working order.If there were a dev willing to do this I'd be more than happy to provide one to them to work with. Guys like me that can't code or do any other useful or meaningful contributions have to help out somehow.