QNAP has created a new Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter which has been added to the companies QNA Series of products and is now available to purchase. Windows users will need the Aquantia AQC107 is required to use the QNA-T310G1T. The driver for the Aquantia AQC100 is required to use the QNA-T310G1S. While Mac users will need macOS 10.13.3 (or later) installed on their system.
The affordable 10GbE network adapter allows users to benefit from Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE dual connectivity. “The QNA series features two models. The QNA-T310G1T has a Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Multi-Gigabit (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) port, and the QNA-T310G1S has one 10GbE SFP+ port. The palm-sized QNA series adapter can fit perfectly in any working environment, and the shallow grooves on its top provide effective cooling during prolonged usage.”
– QNA-T310G1T: PHY IC: AQC107S; I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x 10GbE/NBASE-T connector; 0.5M Thunderbolt 3 cable
– QNA-T310G1S: PHY IC: AQC100S; I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x 10GbE SFP+ connector; 0.5M Thunderbolt 3 cable
“With the handy QNA series adapter, a 10GbE network can be created between your Thunderbolt 3 computer and another 10GbE-capable device without needing a complicate setup. 10GbE networks can facilitate high-speed data transfer and greatly benefit applications that are bandwidth or file-size intensive,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP.