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PCI Express 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Network Card w/ Open SFP+ - PCIe x4 10Gb NIC SFP+ Adapter

Scale your network performance using the 10Gb SFP+ transceiver of your choice and connect your PCIe-enabled server to a 10 Gigabit fiber network

Product ID: PEX10000SFP

  • Faster networking with up to 10Gbps over fiber optic cabling
  • Broad SFP+ compatibility and compliant with most 10 Gigabit SFP+ modules (10GBASE-LR/SR/LRM)
  • Lower power consumption (4.12W max) than most comparable cards, with an energy-efficient chipset
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  • Virtualization (VMWare® ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V®) and iSCSI support
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.3ae (10GBASE-LR/SR only) and IEEE 802.3aq (10GBASE-LRM)
  • Up to 16K Jumbo Frame support
  • Supports 802.3ad (Link Aggregation) and 802.1Q (VLAN Tagging)
  • Compliant with PCI Express Rev 2.0 specification, using PCIe x4 (or higher) slot
  • Supports Checksum Offload (IP, TCP, UDP) and Large Send Offload
  • Supports PCI Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI)
  • Configured with standard-profile bracket, low-profile/half-height bracket included, ideal for installation in 1U server and rackmount applications
$245.99 USD
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Overview

The PEX10000SFP 10 Gigabit Fiber Network Card is a cost-effective solution that delivers fast and reliable 10 Gbps network access at longer distances than copper-based networks. Using the SFP+ transceiver of your choice, you can connect your PCI Express-based server or workstation directly to your 10G fiber optic network.

Faster Networking Speed

With the rising strain on network resources due to large file transfers, multimedia content, and an increase in network users, more bandwidth is often required at various levels of your networking infrastructure. With up to 10 Gbps bandwidth, this fiber NIC lets you transfer more data at faster speeds, and is an ideal low-cost addition to your server or high-powered workstation.

Greater Flexibility & Distance

The PEX10000SFP adapts to your network fiber connection and distance requirements to offer flexible configuration via an open SFP+ slot, and is compatible with most 10GbE SFP+ transceivers. With broad SFP+ compatibility this cost-effective fiber card lets you use your preferred SFP+ module, giving you more options to connect your computer directly to a fiber network at greater distances.

Superior Power Efficiency

For improved operating efficiency, the PEX10000SFP features an energy-efficient Tehuti TN4010 chipset that offers significantly reduced power consumption versus most comparable cards, including the Intel® 82599 chipset cards. Superior power efficiency also helps minimize heat generated by the card, in turn avoiding an increase in the operating temperature within your server case.


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Chipset Power Consumption Speed

Approximately 40% less power consumption compared to the Intel 82599 chipset

Tehuti TN4010 - PEX10000SFP <2.0W @ 10 Gbps
Intel 82599 3.4W @ 10 Gbps

This versatile 10 Gbps network card offers 16K Jumbo Frame and 802.1q VLAN tagging support, as well as compatibility with VMWare® ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V® virtualization software, and iSCSI support to combine LAN and SAN functions.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Scale your network performance to meet increased demand, with 10 Gbps speed over greater distances than standard copper networks
  • Adapt to your network configuration using the 10GbE fiber transceiver module of your choice, through an open SFP+ slot
  • Reduce power consumption and costs, with an energy-efficient and cost-effective chipset

Applications

Transmit full 10-Gigabit network speeds to a remote terminal over longer distances than copper cabling

Add 10Gbps network connectivity to file or application servers and high-performance workstations

Ideal for secure setups - a direct fiber connection means no electronic interference, which can be a problem with RJ45 network cards

Upgrade your onboard network adapter or existing SFP to 10 Gigabit SFP+, for faster communication

Create a video / audio editing console with 10 Gbps access to network storage

Perfect for remote embedded industrial monitoring systems, and high-speed video surveillance

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Tehuti - TN4010
AMCC - QT2025
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3ae (10GBASE-LR/SR only), IEEE 802.3aq (10GBASE-LRM)
PCI Express Rev 2.0
Interface Fiber (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
Ports 1
Performance
Compatible Networks 10 Gbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 16K max.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 20000 Mbps (20 Gbps) - Full-Duplex
MTBF 38,400 hours
Supported Protocols IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation)
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN Tagging)
IEEE 802.1P (Layer 2 Priority Encoding)
IEEE 802.3x (2005 Flow Control Support)
RFC 2819 (RMON MIB Statistics)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4 Male
External Ports 1 - SFP+ Slot Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.10.3 to 10.13
Linux® 2.6.24 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
VMWare® ESXi 5.0/5.1/6.0/6.5
Microsoft Hyper-V®
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Fiber data transfer speeds and distances are dependent on the SFP used (sold separately)
System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express x4 slot
Not compatible with 10/100/1000 Mbps SFP transceivers, 10 Gigabit SFP+ transceiver required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Link/Activity (Green)
Power
Power Consumption (In Watts) 4.12W Max
Environmental
Humidity 20~80% RH (Non-Condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 4.7 in [120 mm]
Product Length 3.3 in [84 mm]
Product Weight 1.8 oz [50 g]
Product Width 0.7 in [18 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.2 oz [147 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 1 Port PCI Express 10GBase-LR/SR/LRM Fiber Network Card
1 - Low-Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.10.3 to 10.13
Linux® 2.6.24 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
VMWare® ESXi 5.0/5.1/6.0/6.5
Microsoft Hyper-V®

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Different optical cables are needed for different applications. Before you select a cable to interconnect fiber devices, make sure that the following things match:

  • Mode: Single Mode or Multi Mode.

  • Wavelength: For example, 850 nm, 1310 nm, or 1550 nm.

Note: The above properties cannot be converted or changed by a cable.

When you select a cable, make sure that the cable ends (for example, LC, SC, ST, or MT) match the fiber media devices.

Simplex and duplex ends are available for most connector types. Simplex cables have the connectors separate, where duplex cables have the transmit (TX) and receive (RX) connectors joined together.  

It does not matter which diameter or OM classification the cable uses, as long as it meets the mode requirement.

When you use fiber devices and cables, make sure that the same fiber standards are being used on either end of the fiber network.

Installation

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Navigate to http://www.StarTech.com/Support and download the latest software. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.
  3. Right-click the Ethernet controller device, which will have a “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver > Browse my computer for driver software.
  5. Select the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  6. On the Select your device’s type from the list below screen, click Show All Devices, and click Next.

Note: The Select your device’s type from the list below screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. Select the Have Disk option.
  2. Browse to the Windows folder.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the TN40xxmp_ file. 
  2. Click OK > Next.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

PCI Express 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Network Card w/ Open SFP+ - PCIe x4 10Gb NIC SFP+ Adapter

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