StarTech.com 2-Port 10Gb PCIe Network Card with Intel X540 Chip - 10GBASE-T

StarTech.com ST20000SPEXI

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Manufacturer Part#  ST20000SPEXI

UPC Code: 065030860598

Provantage Code:  STR93UE

Condition:  Factory New

  • Product Type: 10Gigabit Ethernet Card
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Card
  • Host Interface: PCI Express x4
  • Network Technology: 10GBase-T
  • Data Transfer Rate: 2.50 GB/s
  • TAA Compliant: No

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StarTech.com ST20000SPEXI Specifications

    2-Port 10Gb PCIe Network Card with Intel X540 Chip - 10GBASE-T

At a Glance

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    • Add two 100/1000/10Gbase-T RJ45 ports, providing cost-effective network connectivity for high bandwidth workstations and servers
    • Intel X540 chipset with Intel? Virtualization Technology for Connectivity
    • Up to 20Gbps (full duplex) bandwidth per port
    • Compliant with PCI Express Rev2.0 specification, using PCIe x8 (or higher) slot
    • PXE network boot support
    • Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
    • Support for 802.3ad Link Aggregation
    • Auto-MDIX support
    • Autonegotiation support
    • Up to 15K jumbo frame support


    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.

    Versatile and cost effective

    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.

    Reliable, high-performance connectivity

    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.

    Easy installation

    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.

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Package Contents

    • 2-Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card - with Intel X540 Chip
    • 1 x low-profile Bracket
    • 1 x Instruction Manual

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Product Name2-Port 10Gb PCIe Network Card with Intel X540 Chip - 10GBASE-T
Manufacturer Part NumberST20000SPEXI
Product Type10Gigabit Ethernet Card
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports2
Total Number of Ports2
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Network Technology10GBase-T
Data Transfer Rate2.50 GB/s
Device SupportedServer
Host InterfacePCI Express x4
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelX540
Media Type SupportedTwisted Pair
Product ColorBlack
Country of OriginChina
Packaged Quantity1
System Requirements
  • 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
  • ESXi 5.1/5.5
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