Product ID: ST10000SPEX
The ST10000SPEX PCI Express 10 Gbps Network Card lets you add a 10-Gigabit Ethernet port to your server or high-powered workstation through a PCI Express x4 (or higher) slot.
With rising demand on network resources due to large file transfers, increase in network users and multimedia content, more bandwidth is often required at various levels of your infrastructure. This 10 Gb NIC offers a cost-effective solution for your file or application server or even a high-powered workstation to transfer more data, faster.
Fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard, the card offers added bandwidth over standard Cat 6a cabling, to meet your network needs without an overhaul of your infrastructure wiring, or a costly upgrade to fiber. The 10 Gbps network card also offers compatibility with VMWare® ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V® virtualization software and iSCSI support to combine LAN and SAN functions.
For peak operating efficiency, the 10GBASE-T card features the Tehuti TN4010 chipset, compliant with 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet and with significantly reduced power consumption versus the popular Intel® X540-AT1 chipset. The reduced power consumption also helps to minimize heat generated by the card, to avoid increasing the operating temperature within your server case.
Power Consumption Benchmark
|Power Consumption||4.50W||10.8W||@ 10 Gbps|
|3.3.W||7.7W||@ 1 Gbps|
|2.48W||6.4W||@ 100 Mbps|
The card also supports 16K Jumbo Frames, 802.1q VLAN tagging and is backward compatible with 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps network connections. For added versatility, the controller card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.
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||RJ-45|
|Interface||RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|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||Tehuti - TN4010
Marvell - 88X3110
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1.2 in [30 mm]|
|Package Length||5.6 in [14.1 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||5.3 oz [149 g]|
|Package Width||6.7 in [17 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10 Gbps|
|Compatible Networks||100/1000/10000 Mbps (10Gb)|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Jumbo Frame Support||16K max.|
|Supported Protocols||IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation), IEEE 802.1q (VLAN tagging), RFC 2819 (RMON MIB statistics)|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||1.8 oz [50 g]|
|Product Length||3.3 in [83 mm]|
|Product Width||0.7 in [19 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
Mac OS® 10.10.3 to 10.14
Linux 2.6 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|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||1 Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Network Card|
|Low Profile Bracket|
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.
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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
When you test the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system, it is recommended that you do the following:
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.