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ATTO FastFrame NS12
Dual Port 10GbE PCIe 2.0 Network Adapter (includes SFP)

ATTO FastFrame NS12

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ATTO FastFrame Ethernet NICs
ATTO FastFrame NS12 Dual Channel 10GbE to x8 PCIe 2.0 Ethernet Adapter, Low Profile, LC SFP+ included
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FastFrame NS12 dual-port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter conserves PCI slots for more flexible system design, while drawing up to 60% less power than competing solutions. A lower power rating means lower energy costs, lower data center maintenance fees, and fewer worries about heat dissipation. This high performance adapter includes high-quality pluggable optical SFP+ tranceivers - a hidden cost with some competitor cards - and support for direct attach copper cables.

FastFrame NS12 dual-port SFP+ Ethernet Adapters provide opportunities for link aggregation for additional available bandwidth, or for link failover.

In addition to broad support for Windows and Linux server and desktop operating systems, ATTO is a leader in high performance I/O connectivity for macOS environments. ATTO also offers Xtend SAN, an iSCSI initiator for macOS, for a complete solution. Acquire your NICs for multiple-OS environments from a single source — one familiar with the data-intensive demands of content editing.

ATTO FastFrame 10Gb Ethernet NICs Adapters

ATTO FastFrame 10Gb Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) provide maximum throughput and high-bandwidth network connectivity for demanding IT and media & entertainment applications.

Technical Features

  • Quad, dual, and single port configurations
  • Up to 10Gb/s throughput per port
  • High-performance x8 PCIe 2.0 bus
  • Low profile (single and dual channel) or full height form factor
  • Supports Data Center Bridging and software iSCI initiators
  • Driver support for Windows, Linux and macOS operating systems
  • TCP, UDP, IPv4 checksum offloading, IPsec offloading and Tx/TCP segmentation offloading
  • Load-balancing on multiple CPUs
  • Minimized interrupts for low latency
  • Industry's lowest power consumption
  • Three year standard product warranty

Industry Proven Technology

FastFrame 10GbE NICs are built on an industry standard Ethernet technology from Intel. The FastFrame NS14, NS12 and NS11 simplify networking administration, integrate seamlessly into existing environments and reduce the total cost of ownership by improving connection bandwidth and eliminating redundant network infrastructure components.

Flexible Connectivity Solutions

FastFrame NICs provide the most flexible and scalable connectivity for today's data center environments. By leveraging data center bridging and support for software iSCI initiators, FastFrame network adapters offer the ability to support, both local and storage area networks. With broad operating system support NS14, NS12, and NS11 NICs offer optimized connectivity for high-bandwidth environments.

Performance Engineered

FastFrame cards, with support for link aggregation and failover, offer redundancy and high availability for critical network applications. FastFrame NICs provide industry-leading throughput and latency management with minimal CPU utilization and power consumption. With 10Gb data transfer rates and multiple offloads (IPsec, TCP, IPv4, UDP), FastFrame adapters are the premier connectivity choice for bandwidth-intensive applications such as data backup and restoration, clustered computing, IP content delivery, medical imaging and video rendering. With multi-core processors driving the need for higher bandwidth, FastFrame 10GbE network adapters deliver superior throughput to meet that need.

Advanced Network Management

FastFrame 10GbE NICs provide a common foundation for both Ethernet and storage networks. FastFrame Ethernet adapters leverage unified network investments and eliminate the need for multiple adapters and switches, while reducing power and cooling expenses. By providing multiprotocol support and leveraging 10Gb converged enhanced Ethernet links, FastFrame NICs dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of a data center's cabling infrastructure.


FastFrame 10GbE NICs combine the unparalleled performance of 10 Gb Ethernet, the lossless benefits of enhanced Ethernet, and robustness of software iSCSI initiators to meet the performance and economic needs of today's growing data centers. The FastFrame NS14, NS12 and NS11 are ideal for applications that require low latency, high-bandwidth data transfers such as data back-up and restoration, video-on-demand and video streaming, medical imaging, and clustered databases.


Powerful solution. Powerful design.

Based on industry-standard Ethernet technology, ATTO FastFrame NICs are available in single, dual, and quad-port configurations. FastFrame has been proven to deliver high performance I/O connectivity and lossless Ethernet support for improved iSCSI block storage access as well as optimal network traffic.

Connectivity across campusConnectivity across campus

ATTO FastFrame NICs make it possible to setup virtual networks across campus or the data center. Using optical fiber and a transceiver (SFP+), Ethernet packets can now travel up to 400m without sacrificing speed or data quality.

Flexible connectivity

ATTO FastFrame NICs provide the most flexible and scalable connectivity for today's data center environments. By leveraging data center bridging and support for software iSCSI initiators, FastFrame network adapters offer the ability to support both local and storage area networks.

Meet the demands of 6K Today.

Migrate to higher performance levels with FastFrame 40GbE and 10GbE NICs. FastFrame is used for demanding applications using streaming media like post production and video/sound editing, and other rich media and data intensive applications.


RoCEData transfers just got faster.

ATTO 40GbE NICs feature industry-leading latency management with RoCE. It has the benefit of eliminating the intermediate step of utilizing the CPU to transfer data and enabling near line-rate performance.

The smoothest and most reliable data transfers

Sometimes it is not just how fast you move the data, but how well you can manage the flow of that data to reduce network collisions. With distinctive latency-management features such as ATTO Advanced Data Streaming (ADS), FastFrame adapters deliver better overall performance across all of your applications while reducing your CPU utilization significantly.

Advanced Data Streaming (ADS)

Do more. Save more.

ATTO FastFrame NICs are the lowest energy consuming cards on the market and provide a higher ROI by transferring more data per dollar spent on power than the competition. One 40GbE NIC can do the same amount of work as four 10GbE cards with less power consumption and overhead.

Low Power Consumption


High compatibility and broad interoperability

ATTO FastFrame NICs work wherever you need them: in workstations, servers, and data center racked servers. They are supported by a full suite of software drivers for macOS, Windows and multiple Linux distributions.

macOS, Windows and Linux


Ports Single Dual Quad
Bus Characteristics x8 PCIe 2.0 x8 PCIe 2.0 x8 PCIe 2.0
Connector LC Fiber Optic LC Fiber Optic LC Fiber Optic
Form Factor Low Profile Low Profile Full Height
Max Transfer Rate 1250MB/s 2500MB/s 5000MB/s
Key Features
  • Intel Ethernet Controller #82599
  • Data rate per port: 10GbE
  • TCP, UDP, and IPv4 checksum offloading
  • Tx/TCP segmentation offload (Large Send Offload - LSO)
  • IPsec offload
  • Low latency interrupts
  • MSI-X support Multiple Independent Queues (10 queues per port)*
  • Interrupt moderation*
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB) support
  • Priority-Based Flow Control 802.1Qbb rev.0*
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection 802.1Qaz rev.0
  • Data Center Bridging (DCBX) 802.1Qaz rev.0 protocol
  • Header splits and Replication in Receive
  • Receive Side Scaling for multiple Rx queues*
  • Direct Cache Access (DCA) eliminates cache misses and reduces CPU load
  • Interrupt levels INTA, MSI, MSI-X*
  • Plug and play specification support
  • Time Sync for networked Ethernet equipment 1588, 802.las*
  • VMDq and next-generation VMDq QoS features
  • IEEE 802.3 2005 flow control support*
  • Advanced Packet Filtering
  • VLAN support with tag insertion and stripping
  • PC-SIG SR-IOV implementation (64 virtual functions per port)*
Bus Specifications
  • x8 PCI Express 2.0
  • Supports PCI Express Base 2.0 and CEM Spec 2.0
Management Tools
  • Easy system monitoring with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) Statistic Counters
  • Watchdog Timer for chip/driver status monitoring
Advanced Software Features
  • Adaptive load balancing
  • Teaming support
  • IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation control protocol)
  • PCIe Hot Plug/Active peripheral interconnect
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs*
User Benefits
  • Multiple offloads for lower processor usage and increased throughput
  • Reduced power, cooling and cabling costs
  • Low total cost of ownship (TCO) with high bandwidth over a single link
Management Tools

Easy system monitoring with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) Statisitic Counters

External Connectivity
  • Dual speed 10G/1G Four, two or one LC fiber-optic connectors
  • Support 10G SFP+ Cu for Direct Attach
  • 2 LED indicators per port
  • LED Indicators: LINK (solid), ACTIVITY (blinking), LINK SPEED (green = 10Gb, yellow = 1Gb)
Network Standards
  • IEEE 802.3ae: 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR SFF-8431: 10GSFP+Cu (aka direct attach)
  • IEEE 802.1qbb (Priority flow control)
  • IEEE 802.1qaz (Enhanced Transmission)
  • DCBX Protocol
Operating System Support
  • Windows
  • Windows Server
  • macOS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Operating Temperature 0°-55° C (32°F to 131°F)
Non-Operating Temperature -40°-70° C (-40°-157° F)
Airflow required 100 lf/m
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Power Consumption 4.7W 5.9W 15.7W
Agency Approvals
  • FCC Part 15.107(b), Class B
  • FCC Part 15.109(g), Class B
  • EN55022: 2006, Class B
  • EN55022: 2006 + A1: 2007, CISPR22, Class B
  • EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 & A2: 2003
  • EN60950-1: 2001, IEC 60950-1: 2001
  • EN60825-1: 2007, IEC 60825-1: 2007
  • EN60825-2: 2004, IEC 60825-2: 2004
  • RoHS
Warranty Three-year standard product warranty


The ATTO Difference - Advanced Data Streaming

Latency management technology is built into ATTO host bus adapters (HBAs) and RAID hardware. Advanced Data Streaming manages latency by providing controlled acceleration for smooth data streaming to maintain the highest consistent performance. ADS ensures best-in-industry data transfers for high-bandwidth applications.


Download the ATTO FastFrame 10Gb Ethernet NICs Datasheet (.PDF)

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ATTO FastFrame Ethernet NICs
ATTO FastFrame NS12 Dual Channel 10GbE to x8 PCIe 2.0 Ethernet Adapter, Low Profile, LC SFP+ included
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