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[Thunder3 10GbE Adapter] What's the difference between this adapter and the small dongles in the Apple store?

Compared to the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter from Apple and the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, the Thunder3 10G Network Adapter from Akitio can support speeds up to 10Gbps, including 10G, 5G, 2.5G, 1G and 100M.

Another big difference among these three products is that, Apple’s adapter is for a Thunderbolt 2 Mac, Belkin’s for a USB-C port, while our adapter is for a Thunderbolt 3 Mac. Please note that our adapter cannot work with a Thunderbolt 2 port nor a USB port.