Sunday, July 19th 2020

OWC Announces Updated 10 Gigabit Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet Adapter

OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world's most respected providers of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced the availability of the Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter with real-world speed over 900 MB/s so you can transfer a 50 GB file in under a minute, perform video editing, and live stream gaming sessions.

Connecting the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter to your Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or PC adds warp speed file transfers to your workflow. Now you can access 10GBASE-T 10Gb Ethernet networks or Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices to transfer large multimedia files at over 900 MB/s real-world speed. While improving project efficiency and workgroup collaboration with the quickest network connection available, the OWC Adapter is also backwards compatible with other Ethernet standards including 5GBASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, and 100BASE-Tx.
Bottleneck-Free Editing Collaboration

Improving project efficiency and workgroup collaboration, the Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter keeps teams aligned and project budgets in-check as it gives multiple workstations the maximum data capacity for sharing and editing creative content requiring large volumes of data like video, animation, and graphics. Editing can take place directly from files on a shared RAID storage device without the inefficiencies of downloading files to individual workstations.

Maximizes Small Office or Home Office Networks

Without having to incur the extra expense of a full 10Gb Ethernet network yet maintain optimum performance, creative professionals in SMBs or home offices are connecting to a 2.5-5 Gb/s equipped router or switch. Unfortunately, these pros are often limited to Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gb/s) speed by their computer. By simply adding the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter to their machine, photographers, videographers, musicians, and other creative pros can now enjoy greater signal reliability, stability, and security with up to 5x faster speed on 2.5-5 Gb/s networks and up to 10x faster speed on 1 Gb/s Ethernet networks.

Dramatically Increases Performance and ROI of Existing Networks

With an ideal combination of affordability and performance, most wired local area networks installed over the past two decades utilize Cat5e or Cat 6 copper cabling. Those setups are limited to a maximum 1 Gb/s speed. With built-in 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T technology (formerly NBASE-T), the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter can deliver up to 5 Gb/s speed over existing cabling for up to a 500% performance increase and maximum infrastructure ROI.

Pro Audio Video AVB Ready

Time-sensitive data such as audio and video media streams require Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1Qav, AVB) ready gear. No sweat…the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter can stream high volumes of high-quality data in real-time to multiple destinations with very low latency over existing network cable.

Access Your Work and Home Computer Anytime, Anywhere

The Wake-on-LAN support can easily wake a hibernated Windows or sleeping Mac computer for remote system management, program use, and stored file access. Instead of having an "always on" system wasting energy and your hard-earned money, you can keep a work or home computer in a low power state of readiness that's accessible anytime, anywhere.

  • Blazing-fast: over 900 MB/s real-world tested transfer speed for large file transfers, video editing, and live streaming gaming sessions
  • Compatible: use with any Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or Windows computer
  • Capable: Up to 100-meter cable distance with Cat6a for 10G, Cat6 for 5G, and Cat5e for 2.5G
  • Smart: supports auto-negotiation for 10 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s Base-T Ethernet standards
  • Accessible: Wake-on-LAN ready for remote access of home or work computer
  • AVB ready: perfect for use in pro audio and video applications where synchronization of data streams is critical
  • Cost effective: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T technology (formerly NBASE-T) provides up to 500% faster performance over existing cabling
  • Cool: ventilated aluminium heatsink housing maximizes heat dissipating airflow
  • Easy setup: connect the included Thunderbolt 3 cable and connect to your network
  • Covered: 1-year OWC Limited Warranty

The Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter is available now at MacSales for 149.00 USD.
Source: OWC
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2 Comments on OWC Announces Updated 10 Gigabit Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet Adapter

I think the price is steep. :eek:
A little bit, but hopefully we’ll start seeing more 10Gb consumer products like this which will start driving prices down.
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