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AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter

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Thunderbolt 2
10GbE Network
Bus powered

AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter

The AKiTiO Network Adapter offers a portable, bus powered, fanless and low-cost 10GbE solution enabling 10GBase-T connectivity for Apple® OS X® and Microsoft® Windows® environments and features the latest Thunderbolt™ revolutionary I/O technology from Intel®, with transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps. The AKiTiO Thunderbolt 2 adapter is ideal for notebooks, such as the Apple® MacBook Pro, MacBook AIR and professional workstations that require reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications.

  • Thunderbolt 2 for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps
  • Large gaps for air flow and heatsink for passive cooling
  • Captive Thunderbolt cable and cable holder
  • Bus powered 10GbE network adapter
  • Jumbo frame support (16K)
  • Durable, compact and portable
  • Protective rubber sleeve

10GBase-T connectivity over Thunderbolt 2

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™ connector capable of delivering up to 20Gbps.

Bus Powered 10GbE Network Adapter

Compact, Portable and Bus Powered

The AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter 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 captive Thunderbolt cable, simply plug in the device, install the driver and you are set to go.

Portable 10GbE Network Adapter


This test is intended as a reference only. Real world results will vary depending on the network environment, the storage devices and the computers that are used.

10GbE Network Performance

AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter


  • T2NA+T3T (with T3T adapter for Thunderbolt 3 computers)

  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • Thunderbolt

  • 2-year limited warranty

  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation

  • 1 x Captive Thunderbolt cable (~25cm)

  • 1 x RJ45 10G-BaseT Ethernet port

  • Ethernet port supports autonegotiation for 10Gb/s, 1Gb/s and 100Mb/s)

  • Thunderbolt up to 20Gbps

  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ connector

  • 10G Ethernet driver must be installed for the device to function properly

  • Mac OS X 10.10.3 to macOS 10.14.3

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ connector

  • 10G Ethernet driver must be installed for the device to function properly

  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)

N/A (bus powered)

  • 5.12 inches x 3.15 inches x 0.94 inches

  • 13cm x 8cm x 2.4cm

  • AKiTiO Thunder2 10GbE Adapter with captive Thunderbolt cable

  • Setup guide

  • Retail Box Size: 6.3 x 5 x 1.9 in. (16.1 x 12.6 x 4.8 cm)

  • Carton Size (20pcs per carton): 20.3 x 10.9 x 7.4 in. (51.5 x 27.7 x 18.7 cm)

  • Gross Weight: 0.5 kg (retail box), 10.5 kg (carton)

  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.

  • High quality Cat-6A Ethernet cable is recommended for distances up to 100m.

  • To connect this device to a Thunderbolt 3 computer, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter like the AKiTiO T3T is required.

  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.