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Computers with Presto 10GbE SFP+ PCIe Cards

10 Gigabit Cabled Networking

Ultra-Fast 10 Gb/s Network Connection

With increasing demands for greater data transfer speeds and more bandwidth over shared networks, and with specialized applications such as HD video editing using high-performance shared storage systems, it’s no wonder that 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) use has skyrocketed—this high-speed cabled networking standard offers ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with most computers today. Sonnet offers a powerfully simple way to add dual-port 10GbE connectivity to your Mac Pro® tower, Windows® PC, or Linux® server—the Presto™ 10GbE SFP+.(1)

LC Optical Cables

Connect your computer to the switch or device’s 10GbE ports via LC optical cables

Key Features

Adds 10GbE Connectivity to Mac Pro Towers, Windows PCs, or Linux® Servers—Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity to your computer with PCIe slots

Optimized for Thunderbolt™—Ideal for use in Sonnet’s Echo™ Express and xMac™ Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems

Connection Flexibility—Choose between two short-range or two long-range SFP+ optical transceivers (sold separately), two RJ45 SFP+ copper transceivers (sold separately), or two SFP+-terminated “Direct Attach” twinax copper cables (sold separately) to connect the Presto card to your network or storage

Simple Setup—Low-profile x8 PCI Express® 2.0 card installs into an available slot, and after a simple driver installation, configures through OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager

Supports Transparent Failover—Keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails

Supports Link Aggregation (Teaming)—Increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain(2)

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10x the Performance of Gigabit Ethernet
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Simple Set-Up. High-Performance Computing.

The Presto 10GbE SFP+ dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 2.0 adapter card enables you to connect your computer to high-speed infrastructure and storage without stepping down in speed. Setup is simple—after installing the low-profile card into an available x8 or x16 PCIe slot in your computer, just download and install a driver, connect to the switch or device’s 10GbE port via LC optical cables (SFP+ optical transceivers and optical cables sold separately), CAT-6 or CAT-6A copper cables (RJ45 SFP+ copper transceivers and cables sold separately), or direct attach Twinax copper cables (sold separately), and then configure the card through the OS X® Network control panel or Windows Device Manager. This Sonnet solution is perfect for high-performance computing where low latency, high bandwidth, and low CPU overhead are required.

Dual Ports IconIts increased throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization are achieved through functions such as support for flow control, 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory; and stateless offloads such as TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum off2loading, enabling your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place. With its dual ports, this Sonnet adapter supports transparent failover to keep your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails, and it also supports link aggregation (teaming)(2) for increased throughput!

Sonnet SFP+ Transceivers

 

Flexibility of SFP+ Transceiver Choices

Sonnet offers three SFP+ transceiver options (sold separately)—a
short-range multi-mode fiber module (up to 300 meters), part number G10E-SFP-SR; a long-range single-mode fiber module (up to 10 kilometers), part number G10E-SFP-LR; and a 10GBASE-T copper module, part number G10E-SFP-T (Cat 6A cable up to 100 meters). Alternatively, you can use cost-effective direct-attach Twinax copper cables up to 10 meters long (sold separately).

Thunderbolt ConnectionsOptimized for Thunderbolt

Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? Presto 10GbE SFP+ is ideal for use in one of Sonnet’s Echo Express or xMac Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems—the combo enables you to add ultra-fast 10GbE network connections to any Mac® or Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port.

 

 

Sonnet Dual-Port 10GbE Products Table

Ethernet Adapters (Gigabit)

Top

Presto 10GbE 10GBASE-T
Top

Presto 10GbE SFP+
Top

Twin 10G
(Thunderbolt 2 Version)
Top

Twin 10G SFP+
(Thunderbolt 2 Version)
Top

Twin 10G
Thunderbolt 3 Edition
Top

Twin 10G SFP+
Thunderbolt 3 Edition
Part No.
G10E-2X-E3
G10E-SFP-2XA-E2
TWIN10G-TB2
TWIN10G-SFP-TB2
TWIN10GC-TB3
TWIN10GC-SFP-T3
Adapter Type
PCIe 3.0 Adapter Card
PCIe 2.0 Adapter Card
Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
10GbE Interface Type
10GBASE-T (RJ45)
SFP+
10GBASE-T (RJ45)
SFP+
10GBASE-T (RJ45)
SFP+
Configurable with SFP+ Transceivers*
 
 
 
Cable Type Used
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical*
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical*
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical*
CAT-6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
Controller
Intel x550
Intel® 82599
Intel x540
Intel 82599
Intel x550
Intel 82599
OS X, macOS Support
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
OS X 10.8.5+
(Sierra Compatible)
macOS 10.12.1+ (Sierra)
macOS 10.12.1+ (Sierra)
Windows Support
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7
Linux Support
 
FreeBSD
 
 
* See product page for details

 See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes
Part No.  
G10E-SFP-2XA-E2 Presto 10GbE SFP+ Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 2.0 Card

G10E-SFP-SR

SFP+ Transceiver (Short-Range)

G10E-SFP-LR

SFP+ Transceiver (Long-Range)

G10E-SFP-T

SFP+ Transceiver (10GBASE-T)

Hardware  
Warranty 1-year
Form Factor Low-profile PCIe computer card
Transceiver Interface Type SFP+
Bus Interface PCI Express v2.0, x8
Controller Intel 82599
Network 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Link Aggregation
(Teaming)
Supported(2)
Packets Maximum packet size: 15872 bytes (jumbo frames)
Data Rate Supported Per Port 10 Gb/s
Advanced Features
  • Flow control support
  • Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
  • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • Multicast filtering
  • 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory
Stateless Offloads
  • TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading
  • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
  • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Presto 10GbE Server 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Card
  • Two mounting brackets(3)
  • Documentation

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Computer Compatibility

Mac Pro, PC desktop, or server with full-height or low-profile PCIe slots

OS Compatibility

OS X 10.8.5+

macOS Sierra compatible

64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7; Server 2016, 2012, 2008

Linux

Thunderbolt Compatibility

Mac or PC via a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion System


Technical Notes

  1. Connection requires SFP+ optical transceiver modules (with LC optical cables; sold separately), RJ45 SFP+ copper transceiver modules (with CAT-6 or CAT-6A cables; sold separately), or SFP+-terminated “Direct Attach” twinax copper cable (sold separately).
  2. Switch/router must support link aggregation (teaming) and ports must be configured for link aggregation. Windows 10 teaming requires Creator's update, version 1703 or greater.
  3. Package includes both low-profile and full-height mounting brackets.

 

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Accessories Part No. Description
SFP+ Transceiver (Short-Range) SFP+ Transceiver
(Short-Range)
G10E-SFP-SR Short-range multi-mode fiber module (up to 300 meters)
SFP+ Transceiver (Long-Range) SFP+ Transceiver
(Long-Range)
G10E-SFP-LR Long-range single-mode fiber module (up to 10 kilometers)
SFP+ Transceiver (10GBASE-T) SFP+ Transceiver
(10GBASE-T)
G10E-SFP-T 10GBASE-T copper module (Cat 6A cable up to 30 meters)