As network bandwidth demands for post-production and shared storage workflows have increased, 10Gb Ethernet has become the new data transfer standard. Very affordable 10Gb Ethernet switches have significantly reduced the cost of setting up a 10GbE infrastructure, resulting in very rapid adoption. Now, for Mac®, Windows® and Linux® computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, there is an equally affordable Thunderbolt to 10Gb Ethernet adapter — Sonnet’s Solo10G adapter, a powerfully simple solution for adding blazing-fast 10GBASE-T 10GbE network connectivity to your computer.
The Solo10G adapter is equipped with a single RJ45 socket, enabling it to connect to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 6 or Cat 6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively.
Adds an RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to your computer with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Low-cost adapter connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 6 or Cat 6A cables at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively.
Connects to any Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain. Offers 2800 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth. Learn more about Thunderbolt 3 performance benefits over Thunderbolt 4.
5 Gb/s and 2.5 Gb/s speeds supported over inexpensive Cat 5e (or better) cabling at distances up to 100 meters when used with a multi-Gigabit switch or router.
Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav, AVB) supported with Mac computers.
Configure the adapter's settings using operating system tools.
Adapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments.
Powered through its Thunderbolt connection, the Solo10G requires no power adapter, and it supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az).
Aluminum enclosure withstands heavy use.
Supports M series Macs.
Supports Intel® Mac, Windows, and Linux computers with Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Supports M series iPad Pro.
The Solo10G 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 supports Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az), which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer.
Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav, AVB) support for macOS makes the adapter perfect for use in pro audio and video applications where synchronization of data streams is critical.
If your facility has Cat 5e wiring installed already, you can still get a great performance gain — from 250 to 500 percent over Gigabit Ethernet speed — without rewiring! The Solo10G adapter supports the NBASE-T™ industry-standard of 2.5/5 Gb link speeds, which enables greater than Gigabit Ethernet speeds over Cat 5e (or better) cabling when used with an NBASE-T compatible (multi-Gigabit) switch or router. Now you can deploy the same adapter across your organization for users supported by different Ethernet cabling infrastructures.
The Solo10G features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt interface that delivers up to 2800 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth, and connects to any Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain.
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.
As a networked conduit into your computer, the Sonnet Solo10G 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.
Compatible with Apple M series Macs
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