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StarTech.com Releases NBase-T NIC

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Julio Urquidi, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016

    Dubbed by StarTech.com as a 5-speed NIC, the company announced its new single-port PCIe NBASE-T Ethernet network card, the ST10GSPEXNB.

    The new PCIe 2.0x4 NIC supports 10, 5, 2.5, 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps networks, 16K jumbo frames, 802.1q VLAN tagging, and Auto-MDIX.

    A low power consumption product, the ST10GSPEXNB is compatible with newer Cisco campus switches and Aruba Networks access points, and includes an optional low-profile mounting bracket. The ST10GSPXNB is compatible with newer campus switches from Cisco and access point from Aruba Networks.

    Now available through online stores, including Amazon, Newegg and CDW, the ST10GSPEXNB PCIe NBASE-T Ethernet card has a list price of $340.99.
    abailey and difabas like this.
  2. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede Regular Contributor

    Dec 5, 2014
    Still too expensive. Already going for under $290 on Amazon, but these things need to come down to $100 before it's even remotely interesting.
    L&LD and mtganzer like this.
  3. Samir

    Samir Very Senior Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    I think the various speeds of gigabit are interesting since the jump from 1gb to 10gb is such a leap right now. If replacing a bunch of nics and going from 1gb to 2gb is possible (with the appropriate switch), then you can effectively double bandwidth without the changes required for 10gb. I agree that cost is still steep though.