The T3-10G network adapter offers a portable, bus powered, fanless and low-cost 10GbE solution enabling 10GBase-T and NBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz-2016) connectivity for Apple® OS X® and Microsoft® Windows® environments over Thunderbolt™. This network adapter is ideal for Thunderbolt 3 capable notebooks like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) and professional workstations that require reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications.
- Thunderbolt 3 interface with reversible USB-C connector
- Ethernet port supports auto-negotiation for 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s and 100Mb/s Base-T
- Jumbo frame (16K) and Wake-on-LAN (WoL) support
- AVB (IEEE 802.1Qav, Audio Video Bridging)
- Large gaps for air flow and heatsink for passive cooling
- Bus powered 10GbE network adapter
- Durable, compact and portable
- Protective rubber sleeve
10GBase-T connectivity over Thunderbolt™ 3
The 10G network adapter utilizes a simplified design for high speed, 10GbE networking for modern workstations and ultrabooks which typically lack 1GbE connectivity or the capability to deploy an internal PCIe 10GbE network card (NIC), but may be equipped with a Thunderbolt™ 3 connector capable of delivering up to 40Gbps.
The Ethernet port supports auto-negotiation for 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s and 100Mb/s, making this a very flexible solution for any environment.
Compact, Portable and Bus Powered
The T3-10G provides an extremely portable 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution. This sleek and compact adapter runs on bus power alone. The rugged aluminum housing with its unique heatsink design and open gaps for air flow can dissipate the heat and keep the device cool all without any noise whatsoever. Hassle-free with its reversible Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable, simply plug in the device, install the driver and you are set to go.
This test is intended as a reference only. Real world results will vary depending on the network environment, the storage device and the computers that are used.
In this example, a 10.39GB test file was copied to and from a NAS using the finder in macOS. When compared to the built-in 10G network interface of the iMac Pro, the results were almost identical.
In the example below with Windows 10, iperf3 was used to measure the performance, showing the results for both send and receive in the task manager. Please note that the tranfer rates when copying actual files will likey be slower than this benchmark result, because for this test, the benchmark was the only program running and all other software like anti-virus scanner and firewalls were turned off.