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

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  • 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
Your price
$933.99 AUD excl. GST
$1,027.39 AUD incl. GST

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Australia 3063765
  • UPC 065030860598

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
(Windows Drivers are supported in 64-bit only)
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
ESXi 5.1/5.5

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x8
External Ports 2 - RJ-45
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 20~80% RH
Hardware Ports 2
Interface RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
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
Chipset ID Intel - X540
Indicators LED Indicators 2 - Link Speed
2 - Link Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 1.6 in [40 mm]
Package Length 5.8 in [14.7 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 lb [0.2 kg]
Package Width 8.2 in [20.8 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 20Gbps (full-duplex), 10Gbps (half-duplex)
Compatible Networks 100/1000/10000 Mbps (10Gb)
Auto MDIX Yes
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 9K max.
Promiscuous Mode Yes
Supported Protocols IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation), IEEE 802.1q (VLAN tagging)
Physical Characteristics Product Length 6.4 in [16.3 cm]
Weight of Product 5.5 oz [157 g]
Color Black
Product Width 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Height 4.7 in [12 cm]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
(Windows Drivers are supported in 64-bit only)
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
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet card
1 - low-profile bracket
1 - instruction manual

Drivers/Downloads

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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:

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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