Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)
Solot10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 3 Adapter with Short-range SFP+ Transceiver

Blazing-fast 10GBASE-SR Connectivity at a Breakthrough Price

Most post-production shared storage workgroups and other bandwidth-intensive workflows have been rapidly transitioning to 10Gb Ethernet as the new data transfer standard. For many, the 10Gb Ethernet network infrastructure of choice is optical (SFP+) 10Gb Ethernet. For these workgroups, there is now an affordable 10GbE interface for your Mac® or Windows®(1) computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports—Sonnet’s Solo10G™ SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter, a powerfully simple solution for adding blazing-fast fiber optic 10GbE network connectivity at a breakthrough price.

Thunderbolt 3 Computers with Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Connect to 10GbE Infrastructure

The Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter includes a 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver (the most commonly-used optical transceiver), enabling you to connect your computer to 10GbE infrastructure via LC optical cable (optical cables sold separately) at distances up to 300 meters.

Key Features

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Adds 10GbE Connectivity

Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity via optical cable.

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SFP+ Transceiver Included

Low-cost adapter includes 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver; supports connection up to 300 meters to 10GbE infrastructure via LC multi-mode fiber optic cable (sold separately).

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40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface

Connects to any Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain.

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Energy Efficient

Energy-efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) support reduces the adapter's power demands on your computer.

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Easy Setup

Configure the adapter's settings using operating system tools.

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Small and Silent

Adapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments.

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Bus-Powered, Energy Efficient

Powered through its Thunderbolt connection, the Solo10G requires no power adapter.

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Rugged Construction

Aluminum enclosure withstands heavy use.

Free Lifetime Tech Support

Free Lifetime Tech Support

Sonnet was established in Irvine, California in 1986. Since then, we’ve pioneered and brought to market many innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. Many of our employees (including engineers) have been with the company for more than 20 years (some have been here since the beginning). We have a wealth of knowledge about our current and past products. Should you ever need technical support on one of our products, contact us; we’ll be around to help you.

Connect Your Computer to the Switch's or Device's 10GbE Port Via an LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable

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Advanced Features, Intelligent Operation

The Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter attains its high throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization through functions such as 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 offloading. These processes enable your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place. This Sonnet adapter also supports the Energy-Efficient Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3az), which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer.

Additional SFP+ Transceiver Choices

Sonnet includes a short-range multi-mode fiber SFP+ module (up to 300 meters), part number G10E-SFP-SR, with the Solo10G adapter. Sonnet also offers a long-range single-mode fiber module (up to 10 kilometers), part number G10E-SFP-LR (sold separately); and a 10GBASE-T copper module (up to 30 meters using Cat 6A cables), part number G10E-SFP-T (sold separately). Alternatively, you can use cost-effective direct-attach Twinax copper cables up to 10 meters long.(2)

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Pocketable, Bus-Powered, Fanless, Rugged/Aluminum Icons

Pocketable. Bus-Powered. Silent.

Unlike most 10GbE adapters, the Solo10G SFP+ is pocketable—measuring only 3.1 inches wide by 4.9 inches deep by 1.1 inches tall—and bus-powered to enable truly portable use without a power adapter. Designed using the latest technologies, and wrapped in a rugged aluminum case, the Sonnet adapter is cool running and doesn’t need a fan, allowing silent and energy-efficient operation.

Simple Setup

Connect the Solo10G adapter to your computer, and the adapter to the network switch or directly to 10GbE-enabled storage, and then configure the adapter’s settings through the macOS Network control panel, Windows Device Manager(1), or Linux command line (or graphical utility).
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Thunderbolt 3
The USB-C That Does It All

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface that connects to any Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain.

Replaceable Captive Cable

Through the use of a captive cable, the Solo10G adapter’s Thunderbolt connector remains firmly connected to it at all times. Should the cable ever break, it can easily be replaced with an approved replacement cable available from Sonnet or a Sonnet-authorized reseller.

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Safe and Secure

As a networked conduit into your computer, the Sonnet Solo10G SFP+ was designed with essential security features. Incorporating encryption in hardware, the Sonnet adapter is protected against malicious modification of its firmware. Any unauthorized attempt at firmware modification to facilitate surreptitious computer access would render the adapter inoperable. This secure design prevents the Solo10G adapter firmware from being reprogrammed except by a manufacturer’s update using a secure encryption key.

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Why Choose Sonnet for 10Gb Ethernet Networking?

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  • One Provider – Every 10GbE Option
  • Single- and Dual-port 10GbE Adapters
  • SFP+ (Optical) Adapters
  • Thunderbolt and PCIe Card Adapter Options
  • Adapters for both Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 Computers
  • We are 10Gb Ethernet Experts

10GbE Ethernet Networking Products Comparison Chart

Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 2 Adapters • PCIe Cards
Solo10G PCIe Card

Solo10G PCIe Card

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Interface(s)

  • RJ45 port

10G Support

  • Cat 6A (100m)
  • Cat 6 (55m)

5G/2.5G Support

  • Cat 5e (100m)

Controller

  • Aquantia AQC107S

macOS §

  • macOS 10.13.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10, 8, 7
  • Server 2016, 2012

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux
Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card

Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card

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Interface(s)

  • SFP+ Socket

10G Support

  • SFP+ SR Module Included

5G/2.5G Support

-

Controller

  • Aquantia AQC100S

macOS §

  • macOS 10.13.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10, 8, 7
  • Server 2016, 2012

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux
Presto 10GbE PCIe Card

Presto 10GbE PCIe Card

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Interface(s)

  • 2 x RJ45 port

10G Support

  • Cat 6A (100m)
  • Cat 6 (55m)

5G/2.5G Support

  • Cat 5e (100m)

Controller

  • Intel x550

macOS §

  • macOS 10.8.5+

Windows

  • Windows 10, 8, 7
  • Server 2016, 2012, 2008 R2

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware
Presto 10GbE SFP+ PCIe Card

Presto 10GbE SFP+ PCIe Card

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Interface(s)

  • 2x SFP+ Sockets

10G Support

  • SFP+ Module*

5G/2.5G Support

-

Controller

  • Intel 82599

macOS §

  • macOS 10.8.5+

Windows

  • Windows 10, 8, 7
  • Server 2016, 2012, 2008 R2

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware
Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • RJ45 port

10G Support

  • Cat 6A (100m)
  • Cat 6 (55m)

5G/2.5G Support

  • Cat 5e (100m)

Controller

  • Aquantia AQC107S

macOS §

  • macOS 10.13.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
Twin10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

Twin10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • 2 x RJ45 ports

10G Support

  • Cat 6A (100m)
  • Cat 6 (55m)

5G/2.5G Support

  • Cat 5e (100m)

Controller

  • Intel x550

macOS §

  • macOS 10.8.5+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
  • VMware
Twin10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

Twin10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • 2x SFP+ Sockets

10G Support

  • SFP+ module*

5G/2.5G Support

-

Controller

  • Intel 82599

macOS §

  • macOS 10.8.5+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
  • VMware
Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • RJ45 port

10G Support

  • Cat 6A (100m)
  • Cat 6 (55m)

5G/2.5G Support

  • Cat 5e (100m)

Controller

  • Aquantia AQC107S

macOS §

  • macOS 10.13.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • SFP+ Socket

10G Support

  • SFP+ SR Module Included

5G/2.5G Support

-

Controller

  • Aquantia AQC100S

macOS §

  • macOS 10.13.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD, VMware

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
Twin10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Twin10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • 2x RJ45 ports

10G Support

  • Cat 6A (100m)
  • Cat 6 (55m)

5G/2.5G Support

  • Cat 5e (100m)

Controller

  • Intel x550

macOS §

  • macOS 10.12.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
Twin10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Twin10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

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Interface(s)

  • 2x SFP+ slots

10G Support

  • SFP+ Module*

5G/2.5G Support

-

Controller

  • Intel 82599

macOS  §

  • macOS 10.12.6+

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-bit edition)

Linux, FreeBSD

  • Linux Kernel 5.0+
* 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR or 10GBASE-T SFP+ transceiver(s), or SFP+ cable(s) required, sold separately.
† 5Gb/s and 2.5Gb/s speeds supported when used with NBASE-T compatible (multi-Gigabit) switches.
‡ Intel X550 supports NBASE-T only under Windows and Linux. A firmware update may be required.
§ All products listed here are macOS Mojave compatible. Sonnet recommends macOS 10.13.6+ when connecting via SMB protocol.
‖ VMWare supported in conjunction with Mac Pro 5,1.
See Tech Specs for footnotes.
Product specifications and information subject to change without notice. Computer hardware and accessories featured in photos that are not included with product are shown for illustration purposes; items sold separately.

Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)