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AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter

As of April 28, 2020, the AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter was a bus-powered Thunderbolt 2 to 10G Ethernet adapter. It was designed 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.

As an alternative, for a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 Mac, we recommend using the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock in combination with the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter from Apple.

 


 

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.

Features

  • 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

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Specifications

Model AKiTiO Thunder2 10G Network Adapter
Part No.
  • T2NA-TLITS-AKT
  • T2NA+T3T (with T3T adapter for Thunderbolt 3 computers)
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • Thunderbolt
Warranty
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
Interface/Ports
  • 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)
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt up to 20Gbps
System requirements (PC)
  • 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
System requirements (Mac)
  • 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
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply N/A (bus powered)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 5.12 inches x 3.15 inches x 0.94 inches
  • 13cm x 8cm x 2.4cm
Package contents
  • AKiTiO Thunder2 10GbE Adapter with captive Thunderbolt cable
  • Setup guide
Carton/Packing
  • 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)
Remarks
  • This product is not compatible with Apple Silicon Macs (e.g. M1-based Macs).
  • 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.