Product ID: PEX10000SFP
The PEX10000SFP 10 Gigabit Fiber Network Card is a cost-effective solution that delivers fast and reliable 10 Gbps network access at longer distances than copper-based networks. Using the SFP+ transceiver of your choice, you can connect your PCI Express-based server or workstation directly to your 10G fiber optic network.
With the rising strain on network resources due to large file transfers, multimedia content, and an increase in network users, more bandwidth is often required at various levels of your networking infrastructure. With up to 10 Gbps bandwidth, this fiber NIC lets you transfer more data at faster speeds, and is an ideal low-cost addition to your server or high-powered workstation.
The PEX10000SFP adapts to your network fiber connection and distance requirements to offer flexible configuration via an open SFP+ slot, and is compatible with most Fiber Transceivers. With broad SFP+ compatibility this cost-effective fiber card lets you use your preferred SFP+ module, giving you more options to connect your computer directly to a fiber network at greater distances.
For improved operating efficiency, the PEX10000SFP features an energy-efficient Tehuti TN4010 chipset that offers significantly reduced power consumption versus most comparable cards, including the Intel® 82599 chipset cards. Superior power efficiency also helps minimize heat generated by the card, in turn avoiding an increase in the operating temperature within your server case.
Power Consumption Benchmark
Approximately 40% less power consumption compared to the Intel 82599 chipset
|Tehuti TN4010 - PEX10000SFP||<2.0W||@ 10 Gbps|
|Intel 82599||3.4W||@ 10 Gbps|
This versatile 10 Gbps network card offers 16K Jumbo Frame and 802.1q VLAN tagging support, as well as compatibility with VMWare® ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V® virtualization software, and iSCSI support to combine LAN and SAN functions.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x4|
|1 - External Ports||SFP+ Slot|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Humidity||20~80% RH (Non-Condensing)|
|Interface||Fiber (10 Gigabit Ethernet)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Industry Standards||IEEE 802.3ae (10GBASE-LR/SR only), IEEE 802.3aq (10GBASE-LRM)
PCI Express Rev 2.0
|Chipset ID||Tehuti - TN4010
AMCC - QT2025
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Link/Activity (Green)|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.2 in [30.0 mm]|
|Package Length||5.7 in [14.4 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||5.1 oz [145.0 g]|
|Package Width||6.8 in [17.3 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||20000 Mbps (20 Gbps) - Full-Duplex|
|Compatible Networks||10 Gbps|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Jumbo Frame Support||16K max.|
|Supported Protocols||IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation)
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN Tagging)
IEEE 802.1P (Layer 2 Priority Encoding)
IEEE 802.3x (2005 Flow Control Support)
RFC 2819 (RMON MIB Statistics)
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||1.6 oz [45.0 g]|
|Product Length||3.3 in [84.0 mm]|
|Product Width||0.7 in [18.0 mm]|
|Product Height||4.7 in [12.0 cm]|
|Power||Power Consumption (In Watts)||4.12W Max|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS X® 10.10.3 to 10.14
Linux® 2.6.24 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
VMWare® ESXi 5.0/5.1/6.0/6.5
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Available PCI Express x4 slot|
|Not compatible with 10/100/1000 Mbps SFP transceivers, 10 Gigabit SFP+ transceiver required|
|Note||Fiber data transfer speeds and distances are dependent on the SFP used (sold separately)|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||1 Port PCI Express 10GBase-LR/SR/LRM Fiber Network Card|
10 Gbps | Multi Mode Fiber | LC | 300 m (984 ft) | Lifetime Warranty
Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).
Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).
Note: The Select your device’s type from the list below screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.
Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
Starting in High Sierra 10.13, macOS enforces stricter security policies than previous revisions. As a result of these changes, software packages, like those used in this installation, will need to be allowed within the macOS Security and Privacy settings, immediately after the software has been installed, in order for the device to operate.
To allow the software, follow these steps after you've completed installation on your Mac:
Note: The option to allow the software will be available within the Security & Privacy settings for 30 minutes. If the software is not allowed within that time frame, the software must be reinstalled in order for macOS to grant the opportunity to allow it again.
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
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.
Different optical cables are needed for different applications. Before you select a cable to interconnect fiber devices, make sure that the following things match:
Mode: Single Mode or Multi Mode.
Wavelength: For example, 850 nm, 1310 nm, or 1550 nm.
Note: The above properties cannot be converted or changed by a cable.
When you select a cable, make sure that the cable ends (for example, LC, SC, ST, or MT) match the fiber media devices.
Simplex and duplex ends are available for most connector types. Simplex cables have the connectors separate, where duplex cables have the transmit (TX) and receive (RX) connectors joined together.
It does not matter which diameter or OM classification the cable uses, as long as it meets the mode requirement.
When you use fiber devices and cables, make sure that the same fiber standards are being used on either end of the fiber network.