Product Information for Sonnet TWIN10G-TB2 Twin 10G Dual Port 10GBE Thunderbolt 2ADAPTER
Highlights for Sonnet TWIN10G-TB2 Twin 10G Dual Port 10GBE Thunderbolt 2ADAPTER
Thunderbolt-certified for Mac and Windows, Sonnet’s 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 the computer through an included Thunderbolt cable; the second Thunderbolt port supports daisy chaining up to six devices.
The Twin 10G is a striking example of “form following function.” The adapter’s sleek and rugged aluminum housing effectively dissipates heat, and a temperature-tuned, ultra-quiet fan to cool the components inside enables the Twin 10G to be used comfortably in noise-sensitive environments. The Twin 10G can easily be mounted inside Sonnet’s xMac™ Pro Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion system and rackmount enclosure for the new Mac Pro, as well as the RackMac™ Pro rackmount enclosure for the new Mac Pro.
The Twin 10G offers easy setup and several 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 the computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails. Wake-on-LAN support enables users to remote wake the attached computer when needed, without otherwise wasting energy. The Sonnet adapter is configured through the OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager.