1-Port 10G Ethernet Network Card - PCI Express - Intel X550-AT Chip

Upgrade your server or workstation to 10G networking over copper, by adding a 10GBase-T / NBASE-T RJ45 port

Product ID: ST10000SPEXI

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  • Add a 10G /5G/2.5G/1G/100Mbps R-J45 Ethernet port to provide cost-effective network connectivity for high bandwidth workstations and servers
  • Compliant with 10GBase-T and NBASE-T specifications
  • Intel X550-AT chipset with Intel Virtualization Technology for connectivity (Intel VT-c)
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Here’s a powerful and cost-effective solution for upgrading your server or workstation to 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking over copper. This PCI Express 10G NIC lets you add an Ethernet port to your server or desktop computer and access your network at multiple speeds: 10G, 5G, 2.5G 1G and 100Mbps. 

Reliable, high-performance connectivity

This 10G network card utilizes the Intel® X550-AT chipset, delivering the power, performance and enhanced capabilities you need for dependable network connections. Compliant with IEEE 802.3u/ab/an standards, the 1-port 10G card delivers a dependable way to upgrade or replace your existing network port, providing throughput capability of up to 10Gbps in each direction (20Gbps total). It connects easily through a single, four-lane (x4 or higher) PCI Express slot.

The Intel X550-AT chipset provides many advanced features including Intel® Virtualization Technology for connectivity and PXE network boot support. The Intel chipset provides many advanced features to support load-balancing the flow of network traffic, to enhance throughput and provide greater data reliability. It supports Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) to enable tightly controlled media stream synchronization, buffering and resource reservation. It also lets you take advantage of advanced features such as VLAN tagging, up to 15K jumbo frame support and Auto MDIX.

Cost-effective and versatile multimode connectivity

This five-speed NIC provides a cost-effective and versatile networking solution, by giving you the additional bandwidth your network needs without having to overhaul your infrastructure wiring. It lets you add an Ethernet port which can be accessed at multiple speeds 10G, 5G, 2.5G 1G and 100Mbps. Compatible with a broad range of operating systems, the 10G NIC is fully compliant with 10GBase-T and NBASE-T™ specifications. (10G network speeds require Cat6a cable. All other speeds require Cat5e cable.)

The PCIe 10G network card features advanced NBASE-T technology, supporting the latest multigigabit equipment, including new Cisco® campus switches and Aruba Networks® access points. The card enables you to connect to NBASE-T based equipment at network speeds of 2.5Gbps or 5Gbps, over your existing Cat5e infrastructure, without having to upgrade to more expensive Cat6a. The Ethernet network card also supports the more common 10G over copper, and 1G network connections using existing Cat 6/Cat5e or better cabling.

Easy installation

With its dual-profile design, the network card is easy to install into a wide range of computer/server chassis, regardless of form factor. The card comes equipped with a full-sized bracket, and includes a low-profile/half-height installation bracket that you can use as needed.

The ST10000SPEXI is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Upgrade your server or 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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 6430CR
  • Tech Data Canada 2938XF
  • SYNNEX Canada 5710681
  • D&H Canada ST10000SPEXICA
  • ASI Distribution Canada 189723
  • UPC 065030866156

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 5.1/5.5/6.0

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4
Internal Ports 1 - 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%
Hardware Ports 1
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)
NBASE-T
PCI Express Rev 2.0
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control
Chipset ID Intel - X550AT
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Link/Activity
1 - 10G/1G Speed
Packaging Information Package Height 1.6 in [40 mm]
Package Length 8.2 in [20.9 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
Package Width 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
Compatible Networks 10 Gbps/5G/2.5G/1G/100 Mbps
Auto MDIX Yes
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 9K max.
Promiscuous Mode Yes
Supported Protocols IEEE 802.3x (Flow Control Support)
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN tagging)
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Cable Length 3.9 in [100 mm]
Product Length 6.0 in [15.2 cm]
Product Width 2.7 in [68.5 mm]
Product Height 4.8 in [12.1 cm]
Weight of Product 3.4 oz [96 g]
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 5.1/5.5/6.0
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements For Windows, NBase-T support requires Windows 8 or higher
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 10G network card
1 - low-profile bracket
1 - quick-start guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

Sometimes an on-board network interface card (NIC) conflicts with a new NIC.  In these cases it is best to disable the on-board NIC.

The best way to disable your on-board NIC is to go into your BIOS and disable it there if possible.  To do this, consult your motherboard manual.

You can also disable any NIC in Windows.  Here is how you do this:

First click Start, or, in Windows 10 and 8, hold down the Windows key and press X.  Then click Control Panel.

Windows 10

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 8

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 7

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows XP

  1. Click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

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:

If you are experiencing speed or connectivity issues, it is best to set a specific speed at half or full duplex in your settings.  You can set your network adapter to perform at a certain speed, but the device that the adapter is connected to (whether it is a router, switch, or computer) must also be able to perform at the same speed.

Note: You must log in as the local administrator before you continue.

To open Device Manager:

  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Type devmgmt.msc.
  • Click OK.
  1. Open the Networking adapters section.
  2. Right-click the network adapter that you want to change and select Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to Speed & Duplex. By default, it is set to Auto-Negotiate. Select any of the speeds that you see in the list.
  5. Click OK and restart your computer.

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.

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.

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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