Technical Specifications

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Mac Compatibility

  • Mac with Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • macOS 10.13.6+
  • macOS Catalina compatible

Windows Compatibility(1)

  • PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux computer with a Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Linux Kernel 5.0+


Part Number

  • SOLO10G-TB2


  • 2-year

Form Factor

  • Thunderbolt 2 adapter

External Connectors

  • One RJ45 socket

10GbE Controller

  • Aquantia AQC-107S

Network Support

  • 10GBASE-T (100 meters using Cat 6A cabling; 55 meters using Cat 6 cabling)
  • 5GBASE-T(4), 2.5GBASE-T(4), 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX (100 meters using C 5e [or better] cabling)


  • Maximum packet size: 16352 bytes (jumbo frames); 9000 bytes under macOS

Data Rates Supported

  • 10 Gb/s, 5 GB/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, 100 Mb/s
  • 10 Gb/s, 5 GB/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, 100 Mb/s

Maximum Transfer Rates(5)

  • Sending (Writing to Server) 700 MB/s
  • Receiving (Reading from Server) 460 MB/s

Advanced Features

  • Flow control support
  • MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)
  • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
  • Interrupt coalescing
  • Multicast filtering
  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
  • AVB (IEEE 802.1Qav, Audio Video Bridging)
  • 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory
  • Wake-on-LAN support

Stateless Offloads

  • TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading
  • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
  • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
  • RSS (Receiver Side Scaling)

Operating Temperature

  • 0ºC to 35ºC (32ºF to 95ºF)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 3.1 x 4.5 x 1.1 in. (79.5 x 114 x 27.2 mm)


  • 0.54 lbs. (0.24 kg)

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

U.S. Government Information Systems Compliance

  • Compliant with TITLE V; GENERAL PROVISIONS: Section 514 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141(6)

Package Contents

  • Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition) adapter with captive 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 2 cable
  • Documentation

Support Links

Support Knowledge Base

Drivers, Documentation, FAQs

Product Manual

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Technical Notes

  • Windows computers require the latest BIOS and Thunderbolt drivers to support this product. Check with your computer manufacturer for update information.
  • Driver download and installation required for use with Windows.
  • Switch/router must support AVB to support this feature.
  • 2.5/5G speeds are supported when used with NBASE-T compatible (multi-Gigabit) switches.
  • Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 ports have less power than Thunderbolt 3 ports for bus-powered devices. In order to fit within the reduced power envelope, the Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition) needs to operate at a reduced performance compared to the Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition). If you require the maximum 10Gb performance on a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 computer, we recommend the Sonnet Twin10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition), which is not bus-powered.
  • Contact support or your sales rep if you need a formal compliance form.


Thunderbolt 2 Cable (0.5-meter)

Thunderbolt 2 Cable (0.5-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB-05M

  • 0.5-meter copper Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 20Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps) and Thunderbolt (10Gbps) devices
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)