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Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE NIC Chassis + Card

This Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter lets you connect your Thunderbolt 3 enabled device to a 10 GbE network via an expansion chassis

Product ID: BNDTB10GI

  • Add 10GbE connectivity to your Thunderbolt 3 desktop or laptop computer
  • Upgrade your peripherals without having to upgrade your chassis by just switching out your PCIe card
  • Assemble and install easily with just a screwdriver
$804.99 CDN
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Overview

This Thunderbolt™ 3 to 10GbE NIC lets you connect your Thunderbolt 3 enabled device to a 10 GbE network.  This adapter combines the StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis (TB31PCIEX16) and the PCI Express 10G NIC (ST10000SPEXI), giving you one DisplayPort output, one additional Thunderbolt 3 port and one RJ45 (10GbE) port.

Rear facing product diagram with port callouts

Reliable, high-performance and versatile multimode connectivity

This 10G network card utilizes the Intel® X550 chipset with Intel® Virtualization Technology for connectivity, delivering the power, performance and enhanced capabilities you need for dependable network connections.

Install and assemble with ease

Requiring only a Phillips type screwdriver, this Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE NIC can be assembled and connected in minutes. It connects easily through a single Thunderbolt 3 port on your computer.

Change up your chassis

The Thunderbolt 3 chassis not only pairs well with the 10GbE NIC--you can swap the NIC out for other PCIe cards, to help support other functionality and performance. With the extra TB3 port and DP output built into the chassis, you will always have the ability to hook up extended displays to effortlessly multitask.

The TB31PCIEX16 and ST10000SPEXI are backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty.

Applications

Upgrade your workstation to provide 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
Air Flow Rate 14.06 CFM
Bus Type PCI Express
Thunderbolt 3
Card Type Standard Profile
Chipset ID Intel - Alpine Ridge DSL6540
Fan Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 92 mm
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3an (10GBASE-T), IEEE 802.3ab (1GBASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-T)
NBASE-T (Linux only)
Thunderbolt 3
PCI Express Rev 2.0
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control
Interface RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
Thunderbolt
Noise Level 24.55 dB
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 5
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Bandwidth 3.94 GB/s (x4 PCIe 3.0 )
Compatible Networks 10 Gbps/5G/2.5G/1G/100 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 9K max.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 40 Gbps (Thunderbolt 3)
Promiscuous Mode Yes
Supported Protocols IEEE 802.3x (Flow Control Support)
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN tagging)
Type and Rate Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4 Male
External Ports 2 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) Female
1 - DisplayPort (20 pin) Female
Internal Ports 1 - PCI Express x16 Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit only)
macOS 10.12 - 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The expansion chassis does not support video cards.
This expansion chassis does not provide full power delivery but will provide 15W of power, resulting in a slow charge to some laptops, such as MacBook Pro. When the dock is connected to your host laptop, a charging icon may appear on your laptop's screen. This is only sufficient enough to charge your laptop in sleep state, and charging will require an extended time period.
5K support can only be achieved using a Thunderbolt 3 5K monitor. DisplayPort 5K monitors will not work with this expansion chassis.
A 4K-capable display is required to achieve 4K x 2K resolution (4K is also known as 4K x 2K).
Certain monitors may be limited to 4K at 30Hz when connecting through DisplayPort. These monitors include the following models: Dell P2715Q, Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K, Philips 288P6LJEB, LG 31MU97C-B, Asus PB287Q (these models will need to be set to 4K at 30Hz).
When connecting a display to one of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a USB-C video adapter might be required depending on the input of your display.
Secondary Thunderbolt 3 port can also be used to connect USB 3.1 (10Gbps) USB-Type C devices, such as USB 3.1 Hubs. Backwards compatible with USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1), and USB 2.0.
System and Cable Requirements Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 2A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 5.417A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 65
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity Chassis & PCIe Card: 20-80%RH
Operating Temperature Chassis & PCIe Card: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature Chassis: -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
PCIe Card: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 19.7 in [500 mm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Steel
Product Height 3.2 in [82 mm]
Product Length 11 in [280 mm]
Product Weight 3.6 lb [1.6 kg]
Product Width 5.6 in [142 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 8 lb [3.6 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box
1 - Thunderbolt 3 cable
4 - rubber feet
1 - 10G network card
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - low-profile bracket
2 - quick-start guides

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit only)
macOS 10.12 - 10.13

Certifications

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