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StarTech 2-Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card - PS2 - Cables - COMPUTER HARDWARE

StarTech 2-Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card


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SKU#: ST20000SPEXI / ITEM NO: 570453 / BRAND: Startech
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2-Port PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card - 10GbE Network Interface Card with Intel X540 Chip - PCIe 10g NIC w/ Dual 100/1000/10G RJ45 Ports - 10GBase-T Network Adapter

Startech St20000spexi 2-port Pcie 10gb Ethernet Network Card

Product Overview

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, Wake-On LAN 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 (x4 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 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Product Specifications

Warranty Information


2 Years


Bus Type

PCI Express

Card Type

Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)

Chipset ID

Intel X540

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


RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)

Port Style

Integrated on Card






Compatible Networks

100/1000/10000 Mbps (10Gb)

Full Duplex Support


Jumbo Frame Support

15K max.

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

20Gbps (full-duplex), 10Gbps (half-duplex)

Supported Protocols

IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation), IEEE 802.1q (VLAN tagging)


Connector Type(s)

1 - PCI Express x8 Male

External Ports

2 - RJ-45 Female


OS Compatibility

Windows 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64) Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 Linux 2.4.x/ 2.6.x / 3.x (Tested up to 3.5) ESXi 5.1/5.5

Special Notes / Requirements

System and Cable Requirements

Available PCI Express x4 slot


LED Indicators

2 - Link Speed


2 - Link Activity



20~80% RH

Operating Temperature

5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)

Storage Temperature

-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)

Physical Characteristics



Product Height

4.7 in [120 mm]

Product Length

6.4 in [163 mm]

Product Weight

5.6 oz [160 g]

Product Width

0.8 in [20 mm]

Packaging Information

Shipping (Package) Weight

8.8 oz [250 g]

What's in the Box

Included in Package

1 - PCI Express 10GBase-T Ethernet card


1 - low-profile bracket


1 - instruction manual

Brand StarTech
Interface RJ45 (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
Network Media 100/1000/10000 Mbps (10Gb)
LED Indicator 2 - Link Speed
2 - Link Activity
Data Rates 20Gbps (full-duplex), 10Gbps (half-duplex)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years Limited Warranty
Manufacturer Contact Info

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