Sonnet 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Cards and Thunderbolt Adapters Product Comparison Guide

  Presto 10G Base-T Ethernet 2 Port PCIe Card Presto 10G SFP+ Ethernet 2 Port PCIe Card Twin 10G (Thunderbolt 2 Version) Twin 10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 2 Version) Solo 10G Twin 10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition
 
Adapter Type PCIe 3.0 Adapter Card PCIe 2.0 Adapter Card Thunderbolt 2 Adapter Thunderbolt 2 Adapter Thunderbolt 3 Adapter Thunderbolt 3 Adapter Thunderbolt 3 Adapter
10GbE Interface Type 10GBASE-T (RJ45) SFP+ 10GBASE-T (RJ45) SFP+ 10GBASE-T (RJ45) 10GBASE-T (RJ45) SFP+
Uses SFP+ Tranceiver(*1) N Y N Y N N Y
NBASE-T Support(*2) N N N N Y N N
Cable Type Used(*3) CAT-6 (55m)
CAT 6A (100m)
LC, Optical
CAT 6A (30m)
CAT 6 (55m)
CAT 6A (100m)
LC, Optical
CAT-6A (30m)
CAT 6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
CAT 6 (55m)
CAT-6A (100m)
LC, Optical
CAT-6A (30m)
Controller Intel x550 Intel® 82599 Intel x540 Intel 82599 Aquantia AQC-107S Intel x550 Intel 82599
OS X, macOS Support(*4) OS X 10.8.5+ OS X 10.8.5+ OS X 10.8.5+ OS X 10.8.5+ macOS 10.13.4+ macOS 10.12.6+ macOS 10.12.6+
Windows Support Windows 10, 8, 7
(64-bit editions)
Windows 10, 8, 7
(64-bit editions)
Windows 10
(64-bit edition Version 1709 or greater)
Windows 10
(64-bit edition Version 1709 or greater)
Windows 10
(64-bit edition Version 1709 or greater)
Windows 10
(64-bit edition Version 1709 or greater)
Windows 10
(64-bit edition Version 1709 or greater)
Linux Support Y Y N N N N N
FreeBSD Y Y N N N N N

(*1) 10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR, or 10GBASE-T SFP+ transceiver(s) required, sold separately.
(*2) 2.5G/5G speeds are supported when used with NBASE-T compatible (multi-Gigabit) switches.
(*3) Products with NBASE-T support 5Gb/s and lower speeds over CAT 5e (and better) cables
(*4) All products listed here are macOS High Sierra compatible. Sonnet recommends macOS 10.13.4+ when connecting via SMB protocol.

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