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The USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapter from Sonnet provides you a simple, economical way to connect one USB 3.0 device, and to add a Gigabit Ethernet interface to any Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port, or Windows computer with Thunderbolt 2 ports. This useful adapter offers native USB 3.0 support to ensure enhanced performance from the fast drives you connect, enabling data transfers at up to 350 MB/s. Featuring 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, this compact adapter connects directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain with its built-in Thunderbolt cable to enable fast data transfers between your drives, computer, and network. This adapter is bus-powered, so there's no need to connect an AC power adapter. It also supports 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication, enabling it to easily connect with networks at the high performance transmission mode supported.
USB 3.0 for Fast Performance and Common Connectivity
The adapter comes with USB 3.0 connectivity, although you can connect them to the USB 2.0 ports on your computer. This useful adapter offers native USB 3.0 support to ensure enhanced performance from the fast drives you connect, enabling data transfers at up to 350 MB/s. The adapter also works with multi-drive enclosures with hardware RAID controllers, too. This adapter also supports hubs and other USB 3.0 devices, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices. If your computer already has USB 3.0 onboard, this adapter provides another handy port.
Gigabit Ethernet for Fast Wired Networking
Sonnet's USB 3.0+Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter instantly bridges the gap left by the missing onboard port, plugging in between your computer's Thunderbolt port and the RJ-45 network connection, and enabling file access and sharing at up to 1 Gb/s. This Sonnet adapter supports 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication, enabling it to easily connect with networks at the high performance transmission mode supported. It also supports jumbo packet transfers (9000 byte packets compared to 1500 byte standard packets) to provide higher performance and reduced overhead when transferring large files. Handy LEDs indicate network activity and link speeds at a glance.
Simple Set Up
When used with a Mac computer, the USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter requires no driver installation, as the necessary drivers are already installed. When connected to a Windows PC, a simple Ethernet driver download and installation is all that's required to get you going. Setup is simple, just configure the adapter settings through the OS X Network control panel or Windows device manager.
This device is bus-powered, so there's no need to connect an AC power adapter. Wherever you use it, the Sonnet USB 3.0+Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter is a simple and cost-effective solution that enables you to connect your USB 3.0 peripheral and get connected to a wired network at the same time, without hassle.
In the Box
Sonnet USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt Adapter
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
10 Gb/s Thunderbolt
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 (or more with hardware RAID enclosure)
Support for up to four drives require the use of drive enclosures employing hardware RAID controller (like Sonnet's Fusion QR).
Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Achievable Data Bandwidth: Up to 350 MB/s
USB specification version 3.0/2.0 compatible
Complies with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface)
Supports industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals
USB 3.0 with standard-A male connector
USB 2.0 with standard-A male connector*
Important Note: USB 3.0 devices require 3.0 cables to support USB 3.0 transfer speeds (up to 5 Gb/s). Use of USB 2.0 cables between USB 3.0 devices & USB 3.0+GbE Thunderbolt adapter is supported, but transfers are limited to USB 2.0 speeds (up to 480 Mb/s).
Number of Devices Supported
Up to 31
Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
1 x RJ-45 connector supports 1000 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s, 10Mb/s network speeds and Auto-MDI/MDI-X