Sonnet Presto Gigabit Ethernet Pro PCI Express Card
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Product Information for Sonnet Presto Gigabit Ethernet Pro PCI Express Card

Highlights for Sonnet Presto Gigabit Ethernet Pro PCI Express Card

  • Provides Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity to Mac Pro Towers and Windows PCs
  • Simple Connection - Supports gigabit speeds on common CAT-5 cabling
  • Jumbo Packets Support - Supports jumbo packets (Mac and Windows)
  • 1000/100/10BaseT auto negotiation

Advanced Network Connection Whether you need to add a third Gigabit Ethernet port to your older Mac Pro for improved performance, or step up to Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for your PC, get a Sonnet Presto Gigabit Pro PCIe Gigabit Ethernet adapter card for PCI Express for an advanced networking solution. This Sonnet card supports link aggregationwith your Mac's onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports and full duplex communication to achieve 2000 Mbps transfer rates-the ideal solution for high-bandwidth data transfer requirements. Presto Gigabit Ethernet Pro PCIe also supports 9000 byte jumbo packet transfers (compared to 1500 byte standard packets) to support higher performance and reduced overhead when transferring large files.

Presto Gigabit Pro PCIe is compatible in Mac Pro towers and PCs with a PCIe slots. This card is also compatible with any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port when installed is a Sonnet Echo Express or xMac Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion chassis or other qualified Thunderbolt expansion system. Offering simple configuration, this Sonnet card is easy to use, and its support for 1000/100/10BaseT Usage vignette for Presto Gigabit Pro PCIeauto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication enable it to be used in most networks.

Presto Gigabit Pro PCIe supports gigabit speeds over common CAT-5e cabling, so costly cable replacement is unnecessary. If your computer already has onboard Gigabit Ethernet, you can add a Presto Gigabit Pro PCIe and use it for dedicated connection to a printer,AirPort Extreme base station, DSL or cable modem, or a video server,while leaving your onboard Gigabit Ethernet port(s) available for other connections.


  • Warranty:  1-year
  • Form Factor:  PCIe computer card
  • Network Connector:  One RJ-45 connector supports 1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
  • Bus Interface:  PCI Express 2.0 x1
  • Standard:  Compliant with 10/100/1000 IEEE 802.3 specification
  • Network:  Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
  • Network Power:  UTP x 1 (Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
  • IRQ Line:  Assigned by system
  • I/O Address:  Assigned by system
  • Transmission Rates:  10 Mbps/20 Mbps; 100 Mbps/200 Mbps; 1000 Mbps/2000 Mbps
  • Link:  Supports Link Aggregation(1)
  • Packets:  Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
  • RoHS Compliant:  Yes
  • Package Contents
    • Presto Gigabit PCIe Pro Computer Card
    • Documentaiton

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac Pro® tower (with PCIe slots)
  • OS X 10.7.5+
  • OS X El Capitan compatible

Windows Compatibility

  • PC desktop (with PCIe slots)
  • Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista
  • Windows Server 2012, 2008

Thunderbolt Compatibility

  • Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port via a Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System