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10GbE Over Thunderbolt

Do you need an uncomplicated way to connect a Thunderbolt technology-enabled Mac to a high speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network? Look no further—Sonnet's new Echo Express 10GbE Thunderbolt Adapter provides you a powerfully simple way to add 10 Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity to your iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook® Air, or MacBook Pro computer with a Thunderbolt port.

The Echo Express SE 10GbE is a Thunderbolt-to-10GbE adapter that bundles the Echo Express SE Thunderbolt expansion system for PCIe cards and the Presto™ 10GbE PCIe card with Fibre SFP+, providing you a near plug-and-play solution for adding 10GbE connectivity to any computer with a Thunderbolt port. This adapter enables you to connect your computer to high-speed infrastructure and storage without stepping down in speed. Setup is simple—connect the Echo Express SE 10GbE to the host computer via a Thunderbolt cable (sold separately) and to the switch or 10GbE port via fiber optic cable (sold separately), plug in the included power supply, and then configure the setup through the OS X® Network control panel. A temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan keeps the adapter running cool and whisper-quiet. Two Thunderbolt ports support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on the host computer. This Sonnet Thunderbolt adapter includes a five-year warranty.

Key Features

Provides 10GbE Connectivity to Most Mac Computers—Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity to your Thunderbolt-enabled computer

Easy Setup—Configured through OS X Network control panel

Temperature-Controlled, Variable-Speed Fan—Ensures quiet operation

Two Thunderbolt Ports—Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer

Pro 5-Year Warranty—Includes 5-year warranty


Echo Express SE 10GbE Connected to Macs

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Echo Express SE 10GbE Connected to iMac
Part No. Product Discontinued
ECHO-EXP-SE10G Discontinued
Warranty 5-year
Dimensions WxDxH: 5.7 x 8.8 x 2.9 in. (14.5 x 22.3 x 7.4 cm)

2.6 lbs. (1.18 kg)

External Connectors
  • Two Thunderbolt
  • LC
  • 12V power
Transciever Type SR SFP+
Network 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBASE-SR
Packets Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (jumbo packets)

~9.9 Gb/s with 9KB MTU, ~ 9.5 Gb/s with 1500B MTU

Stateless Offloads
  • IP and TCP checksum offload, send and receive
  • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
  • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
  • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
  • Interrupt Coalescing
  • Multicast filtering
Power Adapter Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12V@5.0A (60W)
Operating Temperature

0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)

RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Echo Express SE 10GbE 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapter(1)
  • Universal power adapter
  • Power cord
  • User's guide

Note: Thunderbolt cable sold separately









iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port

Mac OS X 10.6.8+

Mac OS X Server 10.6.8+

Mac OS X Server and OS X Mavericks compatible

Technical Notes

  1. Requires Thunderbolt cable, available at the Apple Store.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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