Sonnet Twin 10G - Thunderbolt 2


  • Product Description

      Sonnet Technologies

      Twin 10G
      Thunderbolt 2 to Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

      Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 2

      Dual RJ-45 and Thunderbolt 2 ports

      Lightning Fast 10GBase-T Connectivity Over Thunderbolt

      With increasing demands for greater data transfer speeds and more bandwidth over shared networks, and with specialized applications such as HD video editing using high-performance shared storage systems, the deployment of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking has skyrocketed. This high-speed wired networking standard offers ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the most common wired network connection included with most computers today, and yet, most computers aren't equipped to get you connected. If you have a computer with a Thunderbolt port, Sonnet has a simple solution–the Twin 10G. This Thunderbolt-certified for Mac and Windows, 10GBase-T adapter is a powerful and cost-effective way to add 10GbE connectivity to your setup.

      The Twin 10G is equipped with two RJ45 and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Using RJ45 connectors, the Twin 10G is able to connect to 10 Gigabit infrastructure via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A copper cabling at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively. Through one of its two Thunderbolt 2 ports, the Twin 10G connects to your computer through an included Thunderbolt cable; the second Thunderbolt port supports daisy chaining up to six devices to a single port on the host computer.

      Compact and Nearly Noiseless

      Small enough to easily fit in most workspaces, the Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 adapter is still large enough to support proper airflow inside the case—its design enables the adapter’s 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 adapter’s outer shell securely protects the inner circuitry.

      Simple Configuration, Advanced Features

      The Twin 10G is easy to set up. To keep things simple, you configure its settings through the OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager. When you configure the device, you can also activate its advanced features: link aggregation (teaming) 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; jumbo packet (jumbo frame) support can increase throughput and reduce CPU utilization; and Wake-on-LAN support enables remotely waking your computer when you need it, and not wasting energy when you don't.

      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.
      • Adds 10GbE Connectivity— Add dual RJ45 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports to your system
      • Cost Effective— Connects to 10GbE infrastructure via inexpensive CAT-6 or CAT-6A cables at distances up to 55 or 100 meters, respectively
      • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports— Maximum performance with computers with 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, works with host computers and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
      • Thunderbolt-Certified for Mac and Windows— One-size-fits-many solution for mixed computer environments
      • Sleek, Quiet, Compact— Aluminum housing and ultra-quiet fan effectively cool the components
      • Easy Setup— Simple driver installation, configured through OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager
      • Supports Wake-on-LAN— Adapter can remotely wake computer
      • Supports Transparent Failover— Keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails
      • Supports Link Aggregation (Teaming)— Increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain
      • Mac Pro Mate— Supports mounting in Sonnet's RackMac Pro rackmount solution for the new Mac Pro

      Product Specifications:

      Sonnet Technologies Part Number

      • TWIN10GC-TB2

      External Connectors

      • (2) Thunderbolt 2
      • (2) RJ-45

      Cable Distance

      • CAT-6 cable — up to 55m
      • CAT-6A cable — up to 100m

      Windows System Requirements

      • Thunderbolt 2 port required
      • Windows 8, 7, Server 2012, Server 2008
      • Internet connection required for driver/software download

      Mac OS System Requirements

      • Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
      • OS X 10.8.5 or later
      • Internet connection required for driver/software download

      Stateless Offloads

      • IP and TCP checksum offload, send and receive
      • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
      • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
      • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
      • Interrupt Coalescing
      • Multicast filtering


      • 10Gbase-T


      • Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (jumbo packets)

      Power Supply

      • Universal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz

      Operating Temperature

      • 0° C to 35° C (32° F to 95° F)

      RoHS Compliant

      • Yes


      • 4.9" x 6.3" x 2.7" (12.5x 16.0 x 6.8 cm)


      • 3.3lbs (1.5kg)


      • 1 Year


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