Most post-production shared storage workgroups and other bandwidth-intensive workflows have been rapidly transitioning to 10Gb Ethernet as the new data transfer standard. For many, the 10Gb Ethernet network infrastructure of choice is optical (SFP+) 10Gb Ethernet. For these workgroups, there is now an affordable 10GbE interface for your Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with Thunderbolt™ 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports — Sonnet’s Solo10G™ SFP+ adapter, a powerfully simple solution for adding blazing-fast fiber optic 10GbE network connectivity.
The Solo10G SFP+ adapter includes a 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver (the most commonly-used optical transceiver), enabling you to connect your computer to 10GbE infrastructure via LC optical cable (optical cables sold separately) at distances up to 300 meters.
Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity via optical cable.
Low-cost adapter includes 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver; supports connection up to 300 meters to 10GbE infrastructure via LC multi-mode fiber optic cable (sold separately).
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.
Energy-efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) support reduces the adapter's power demands on your computer.
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.
Aluminum enclosure withstands heavy use.
Supports M series Macs.
Supports Intel® Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Supports Linux computers with Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Supports M series iPad Pro.
The Solo10G SFP+ 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 also supports the Energy-Efficient Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3az), which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer.
Sonnet includes a short-range multi-mode fiber SFP+ module (up to 300 meters), part number G10E-SFP-SR, with the Solo10G SFP+ adapter. Sonnet also offers a long-range single-mode fiber module (up to 10 kilometers), part number G10E-SFP-LR (sold separately); and a 10GBASE-T copper module (up to 30 meters using Cat 6A cables), part number G10E-SFP-T (sold separately). Alternatively, you can use cost-effective direct-attach Twinax copper cables up to 10 meters long (sold separately).
The Solo10G SFP+ 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 SFP+ 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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