Twin10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)
Twin10G

Twin10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

Dual-port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Lightning-fast 10GBASE-T Connectivity Over Thunderbolt 2 for Mac, Windows, and Linux Computers

With increasing demand for greater data transfer speeds, more bandwidth, and support for 4K video editing via shared storage systems, the need for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking has skyrocketed. Now that very affordable 10GbE switches with RJ45 (copper) are available, the cost of setting up a 10GbE infrastructure has been significantly reduced. The problem is, most computers aren’t equipped to get you connected. If you have a Mac® with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports, or any Windows® or Linux® computer with a Thunderbolt 2 port, Sonnet has a simple solution—the Twin10G.

Twin10G with MacBook Pro

Connect to 10GbE Infrastructure

This Sonnet solution is perfect for high-performance computing where low latency, high bandwidth, and low CPU overhead are required. Its increased throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization are achieved with stateless offloads, allowing your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place.

Key Features

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Adds 10GBASE-T 10GbE Connectivity

Simply powerful way to add dual RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports to your computer with Thunderbolt 2 ports.

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Cost-Effective

Connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive Cat 6 or Cat 6A cables at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively.

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Easy Setup

Configure the adapter's settings using operating system tools.

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20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 Interface

Full Thunderbolt 2 performance; backward compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt.

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Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports

One port connects to computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices.

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Small. Rugged. Quiet.

Rugged aluminum enclosure is compact enough to sit on most any work surface, and quiet enough for use in noise-sensitive environments.

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Supports Transparent Failover

Keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails.

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Supports Link Aggregation (Teaming)

Increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain(1).

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Power for Peripherals

Provides up to 10W of power to connected peripherals.

Free Lifetime Tech Support
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Small and Quiet

Measuring just 4 inches wide, by 8.25 inches long, x 2.75 inches high, the Twin10G is small enough to easily fit in most workspaces. To ensure its operation doesn’t get in the way, the adapter’s temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan keeps the device running cool and whisper-quiet at all times, making it suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments.

Simple Configuration, Advanced Features

The Twin10G is easy to set up—after connecting to your computer, download and install drivers, and then configure it through the macOS® or OS X® Network control panel, Windows Device Manager, or Linux command line (or graphical utility). Further configuration enables you to activate its advanced features: link aggregation (teaming)(1) of its two 10GbE ports increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain; transparent failover between 10GbE ports keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails; and jumbo packet (jumbo frame) support can increase throughput and reduce CPU utilization.

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Thunderbolt 2 Port

20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 Interface

The Twin10G features a dual-port 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 interface that offers ample bandwidth to support the adapter’s high performance, supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices to a single port on your computer, and includes support for connecting a 4K video monitor. The Twin10G is also compatible with older Mac computers with 10Gbps Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt 2 Cable with ThunderLok

Included at No Extra Charge

Thunderbolt 2 Cable. ThunderLok.

Sonnet includes a 1-meter Thunderbolt 2 cable and a Sonnet ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(2) to prevent accidental cable disconnections—just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

ThunderLok Connection

Why Choose Sonnet for 10Gb Ethernet Networking?

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  • 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.

Twin10G (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)