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Made possible by advances in technology—plus cheaper gear—more content than ever is captured and outputted at 4K and higher resolutions. The resulting files are larger than ever. For post-production shared storage workgroups and other bandwidth-intensive workflows, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) has become the new data transfer standard.
While very affordable 10GbE switches have helped to significantly reduce the expense of setting up 10GbE infrastructure, the price of adding client connectivity—especially fiber optic connections—has remained a barrier for some. Now, there is an equally affordable 10GbE interface for your desktop and workstation computers—Sonnet’s Solo10G™ SFP+ PCIe® Card, a powerfully simple solution for adding blazing-fast fiber optic 10GbE network connectivity to Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers at a price that’s sure to please.
The Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card includes a 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver (the most commonly-used optical transceiver), enabling you to connect your computer to 10GbE infrastructure via LC optical cable (optical cables sold separately) at distances up to 300 meters.
The Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card’s high throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization are attained through functions such as flow control, 64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory; and stateless offloads such as TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading. These processes enable your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place.
Sonnet includes a short-range multi-mode fiber SFP+ module (up to 300 meters) included with the Solo10G card. Sonnet also offers a long-range single-mode fiber module (up to 10 kilometers)(sold separately); and a 10GBASE-T copper module (up to 30 meters using CAT 6A cables)(sold separately). Alternatively, you can use cost-effective direct-attach Twinax copper cables up to 10 meters long.
How simple? Install the Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card in your computer or Thunderbolt expansion system, connect to the network switch or directly to 10GbE-enabled storage, and configure the card’s settings through your computer’s operating system network device configuration tools.
The Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card is packaged with both full-height and low-profile mounting brackets, enabling installation of the card into any PCIe slot.
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card is ideal for use in one of Sonnet’s Echo Express™ and xMac™ Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card multi-slot expansion systems—the combo enables you to add an ultra-fast 10GbE network connection to any Mac with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, or Windows PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Have a multi-slot Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion chassis with an open slot? Installing a Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card is an excellent way to inexpensively add 10GbE connectivity to your computer.
For more information head over to the Sonnet website.
|Form Factor||Low-profile PCIe computer card|
|Transceiver Interface Type||One SFP+ socket|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express v3.0, x4|
|Packets||Maximum packet size: 16352 bytes (jumbo frames) 9000 bytes under macOS|
|Data Rate Supported Per Port||10 Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s|
|Advanced Features||Flow control support
MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)
RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory
|Stateless Offloads||TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading
TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
LRO (Large Receive Offload)
|Package Contents||Solo10G SFP+ PCIe Card
10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver
Two mounting brackets (full-height and low-profile)
|Computer Compatibility||Mac Pro® (Mid 2010 or newer), PC desktop, or server with full-height or low-profile PCIe slots|
|OS Compatibility||macOS® High Sierra (10.13.6+); macOS Mojave compatible
Windows® 10, 8, 7; Server 2016, 2012
|Thunderbolt Compatibility||Mac via a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion system
Windows computer running Windows 10 Build 1809 or newer (64-bit edition), via a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion system
|Specifications correct at time of publication|