Product ID: ST20000SPEXI
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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)|
|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)|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Jumbo Frame Support||9K max.|
|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]|
|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
|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|
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:
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).
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.
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: