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1 Port PCI Express 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Card - PCIe x4 10Gb NIC

Add a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port (10 Gbps) to a client, server or workstation through a PCI Express slot

Product ID: ST10000SPEX

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  • 10Gbps PCIe networking over standard Cat 6a cabling
  • IEEE 802.3az compliant energy-efficient chipset
  • Virtualization (VMWare® ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V®) and iSCSI support

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

  ST10000SPEX
(Tehuti TN4010)
Intel X540-AT1 Speed
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.

Applications

  • Add 10Gbps network connectivity to file or application servers and high-performance workstations
  • Upgrade your onboard network adapter to 10 Gigabit for faster communication
  • Create a video / audio editing console with 10 Gbps access to network storage

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Scale your network performance to meet increased demand, with 10 Gbps speed
  • Increase your bandwidth using existing Cat 6a infrastructure, avoiding costly fiber upgrades
  • Reduce power consumption and cooling requirements for your server, with an energy-efficient chipset

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 11478122
  • ASI 157026
  • D&H ST10000SPEX
  • SYNNEX US STA-ST10000SPEX
  • UPC 065030857390

Compatibility

  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
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
Microsoft Hyper-V®

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4
External Ports 1 - RJ-45
Hardware Ports 1
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 0.3 lb [0.1 kg]
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.
Promiscuous Mode Yes
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 [8.3 cm]
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
Microsoft Hyper-V®
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express x4 slot
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 1 Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Network Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

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:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Open Security & Privacy.
  3. Click the Allow button near the bottom of the General tab.

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.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Navigate to http://www.StarTech.com/Support and download the latest software. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager.
  3. Right-click the Ethernet controller device, which will have a “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver > Browse my computer for driver software.
  5. Select the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  6. On the Select your device’s type from the list below screen, click Show All Devices, and click Next.

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.

  1. Select the Have Disk option.
  2. Browse to the Windows folder.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the TN40xxmp_ file. 
  2. Click OK > Next.

Troubleshooting

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:

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.

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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