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AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter

As of December 30, 2018, the AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter was a bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 to 10G Ethernet adapter. It was designed for Thunderbolt 3 capable notebooks like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) and professional workstations that require reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications.

As an alternative, we recommend the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter.

 


 

AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter

The Thunder3 10G Network Adapter offers a portable, bus powered, fanless and low-cost 10GbE solution enabling 10GBase-T and NBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz-2016) connectivity for Apple® OS X® and Microsoft® Windows® environments over Thunderbolt™. This network adapter is ideal for Thunderbolt 3 capable notebooks like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) and professional workstations that require reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications.

Features

  • Thunderbolt 3 interface with reversible USB-C connector
  • Ethernet port supports auto-negotiation for 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s and 100Mb/s Base-T
  • Large gaps for air flow and heatsink for passive cooling
  • Bus powered 10GbE network adapter
  • Jumbo frame support (9K)
  • Durable, compact and portable
  • Protective rubber sleeve

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Specifications

Model Thunder3 10G Network Adapter
Part No.
  • T3NA-T3LNITY-AKT
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • BSMI
  • Thunderbolt
Warranty
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
Interface/Ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) port
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet port compatible with 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M Base-T
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40Gbps
  • Ethernet port supports auto-negotiation for 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s and 100Mb/s
System requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
  • 10G Ethernet driver must be installed for the device to function properly
System requirements (Mac)
  • macOS 10.12.5 to 10.14.3
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
  • 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)
  • 4.96 inches x 3.15 inches x 1.46 inches
  • 12.6cm x 8cm x 3.7cm
Package contents
  • Thunder3 10G Network Adapter
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (50cm)
  • 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): 21.4 x 10.9 x 7.4 in. (54.3 x 27.7 x 18.7 cm)
  • Gross Weight: 0.6 kg (retail box), 12.66 kg (carton)
Remarks
  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.
  • High quality Cat-6A Ethernet cable is recommended for distances up to 100m. At shorter cable length, it's possible to use cables of lower grade (e.g. Cat-6 for 10G or Cat-5e for 5G up to 55m).
  • To use this bus-powered device on older Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 computers, it has to be connected to the second Thunderbolt 3 port on another self-powered Thunderbolt 3 device. If connected directly to the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, bus-power is insufficient. A possible setup might look like this: TB2 Mac with macOS 10.13.4 or above > TB3 to TB2 adapter from Apple > self-powered TB3 device with two TB3 ports > TB3 10G adapter.
  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.
  • This device does not support boot from network or Wake-on-LAN (WoL).