Blazing-Fast 10GBASE-T Connectivity Over Thunderbolt 3 for Mac and WindowsIncreased demand for greater data transfer speeds and more bandwidth over shared networks, plus the need for HD video editing support on high-performance shared storage systems has driven the explosion in demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networkingoffering ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the most common wired network connection today. Its no wonder. And yet, most computers arent equipped to get you connected. If your computer has a Thunderbolt 3 port, you are in luckSonnets Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is the powerfully simple and cost effective solution for adding blazing-fast 10GBASE-T 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac or Windows computer(1) with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.
The Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition adapter is equipped with two RJ45 ports, 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.
Simplified SetupHow simple? Just connect the Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition adapter to your computer via the included Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable, download and install a driver, connect the adapter to the network switch or directly to 10GbE-enabled storage via CAT-6 or CAT-6A cables, and configure the adapters settings through the macOS Network control panel or Windows Device Manager.
Intelligent OperationThe Twin 10G 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 adapters dual 10GbE connections support transparent failover to keep your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails, and also support link aggregation(3) for increased throughput!
Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Cable and ThunderLok 3 IncludedThe Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition adapter includes a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect to your computer, and a Sonnet ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(8) to secure the cable to the adapter. Sonnets ThunderLok 3 helps prevent accidental cable disconnects that can lead to data loss, securing the Thunderbolt cable to the adapter. ThunderLok 3 is easy to install and usejust slide it over one of the cables connectors, plug in the connector, and then secure it to the adapter by turning a thumbscrew. Because ThunderLok doesnt attach to the connector, it remains on the cable and wont get lost when not in use.
Small and Nearly NoiselessThe Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition adapter is compact enough to easily fit in most workspaces, yet large enough to support proper airflow inside the caseits design enables the adapters temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan to keep the adapter running cool and whisper-quiet at all times, making it suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments. Constructed of rugged and lightweight aluminum, the adapters outer shell securely protects the inner circuitry.
Thunderbolt 3 The USB-C That Does It AllThe Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition adapter includes two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports; the first connects the adapter to your computer, while the second supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices(4) to a single port on your computer. The Sonnet adapter includes 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device(5) to the second port using the proper cable or adapter. The Twin 10G also provides full support for connecting two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(6). For connected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to connected bus-powered devices(7).
Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition Dual-Port 10GBASE-T 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
10GBASE-T100 meters using CAT-6A cabling55 meters using CAT-6 cabling5GBASE-T(9), 2.5GBASE-T(9), 100BASE-T100 meters using CAT-5E, CAT-6, orCAT-6A cabling
5GBASE-T(9), 2.5GBASE-T(9), 100BASE-T100 meters using CAT-5E, CAT-6, orCAT-6A cabling
0C to 35C (32F to 95F)
2.95 lbs. (1.34 kg)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
Mac with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 ports and Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port(1)
64-bit editions of Windows 10, 8, 7