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2-Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card - with Intel X540 Chip

Add two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (10Gbps) to a client, server or workstation through one PCI Express slot

Product ID: ST20000SPEXI

  • Add two 100/1000/10Gbase-T RJ45 ports, providing cost-effective network connectivity for high bandwidth workstations and servers
  • Intel X540 chipset with Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity
  • Up to 20Gbps (full duplex) bandwidth per port
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  • Compliant with PCI Express Rev2.0 specification, using PCIe x8 (or higher) slot
  • PXE network boot support
  • Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
  • Support for 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • Auto-MDIX support
  • Autonegotiation support
  • Up to 15K jumbo frame support
  • IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Full or low-profile (LP bracket included) installation
539,99 € EUR exc VAT
647,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

Now, you can add 10 GbE networking, while minimizing your deployment costs. This 10Gbase-T network card (NIC) lets you add two RJ45 ports through a single PCI Express slot, to deliver reliable high-speed network connections to your workstations and servers without draining your budget.

Versatile and cost effective

Compatible with a broad range of operating systems, this versatile dual-port NIC is ideal for many business applications that require upgrades to servers or workstations. It’s a cost-effective way to enhance your server or computer capabilities by adding two powerful 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports, with support for advanced features such as VLAN tagging, jumbo frames, and Auto-MDIX.

Reliable, high-performance connectivity

This 2-port PCI Express 10GBase-T network card features the Intel® X540 chipset, designed to deliver the power, performance and enhanced capabilities you need for reliable network connections to your server or computer. The X540 chipset provides many advanced features including Intel® Virtualization Technology for connectivity and PXE network boot support.

Compliant with IEEE 802.3/u/ab standards, the network card delivers a dependable way to upgrade or replace your existing network ports with dual 100/1000/10G compatible RJ45 ports, providing throughput capability of up 10Gbps in each direction (20Gbps total). It connects through a single, four-lane (x8 or higher) PCI Express slot.

Easy installation

With a dual-profile design, the PCI Express network card installs easily into a wide range of computer/server chassis, regardless of form factor. The card comes equipped for installation in a full-sized chassis, and includes a low-profile/half-height installation bracket that you can use as needed.

The ST20000SPEXI is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Upgrades to servers or workstations in need of enhanced performance, advanced features and greater reliability

Upgrade a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port on your computer to 10GbE networking

Ideal for high-demand database servers and mission-critical systems that need redundant network connectivity

Add networking capabilities to an old system with no Ethernet port

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Intel - X540
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3an (10GBASE-T), IEEE 802.3ab (1GBASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-T), IEEE 802.3az (EEE - Energy Efficient Ethernet)
PCI Express Rev 2.0
Interface RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 100/1000/10000 Mbps (10Gb)
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 15K max.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 20Gbps (full-duplex), 10Gbps (half-duplex)
Promiscuous Mode Yes
Supported Protocols IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation), IEEE 802.1q (VLAN tagging)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x8 Male
External Ports 2 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
ESXi 5.1/5.5
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express x8 slot
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - Link Speed
2 - Link Activity
Environmental
Humidity 20~80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Length 163 mm [6.4 in]
Product Weight 160 g [5.6 oz]
Product Width 20 mm [0.8 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 250 g [8.8 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet card
1 - low-profile bracket
1 - instruction manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
ESXi 5.1/5.5

Certifications

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

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

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Open the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Right-click on either Windows 32bit.exe or Windows 64bit.exe as appropriate for your operating system. 
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a network adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Ethernet cables
  • Network devices
  • Computer system

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use different Ethernet cables, network devices, and a different computer system in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.
  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system, it is recommended that you do the following: