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

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  • 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
Your price
€835.99 EUR
VAT not included in the price

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.

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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

Partner Numbers

  • ALSO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 3034832
  • Esprinet BNDTB10GI
  • Ingram DK V934327
  • Ingram Finland V934327
  • Ingram IE V934327
  • Ingram Micro Belgium 4143306
  • Ingram Micro España V934327
  • Ingram Micro Sweden V934327
  • Ingram Micro UK V934327
  • UPC 065030879118

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
(Windows Drivers are supported in 64-bit only)
macOS 10.12 - 10.13

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4
Internal Ports 1 - RJ-45
1 - PCI Express x16
External Ports 2 - Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) (40Gbps)
1 - DisplayPort (20 pin)
Environmental 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)
Humidity Chassis & PCIe Card: 20-80%RH
Hardware Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 92 mm
Ports 5
Air Flow Rate 14.06 CFM
Noise Level 24.55 dB
Interface Thunderbolt
RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
Bus Type PCI Express
Thunderbolt 3
Card Type Standard Profile
Port Style Integrated on Card
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
Fan Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Chipset ID Intel - Alpine Ridge DSL6540
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 3.6 kg [8.0 lb]
Package Length 36 cm [14.2 in]
Package Width 29 cm [11.4 in]
Package Height 145 mm [5.7 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 40 Gbps (Thunderbolt 3)
Bandwidth 3.94 GB/s (x4 PCIe 3.0 )
Type and Rate Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s
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
Material Aluminum and Steel
Cable Length 500 mm [19.7 in]
Product Length 28 cm [11.0 in]
Product Width 142 mm [5.6 in]
Product Height 8.2 cm [3.2 in]
Weight of Product 1621 g [57.2 oz]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 2A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 5.417A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type N
Power Consumption (In Watts) 65
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
(Windows Drivers are supported in 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.
System and Cable Requirements Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Note 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.
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box
1 - Thunderbolt 3 cable
4 - rubber feet
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - 10G network card
1 - low-profile bracket
2 - quick-start guides

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Before You Buy

Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C connector, but not all host connections, cables, and devices with a USB-C connector support Thunderbolt 3. This means that a USB-C device is compatible with a Thunderbolt 3 host connection, but a Thunderbolt 3 device is not compatible with a USB-C host connection. Therefore, it is essential to know whether you have a USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 host, cable, or device.  

To determine if your component is a Thunderbolt 3 device, look for the Thunderbolt 3 symbol. USB-C devices do not include this symbol.  For more information about USB-C, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/usb-c-port-capabilites

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  • 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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