QNAP Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gb/s SFP+ Adapter (QNA Series)

BH #QNAT310G1S • MFR #QNA-T310G1S
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QNAP Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gb/s SFP+ Adapter (QNA Series)
Key Features
  • For Thunderbolt 3-Equipped Computers
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port
  • 1 x SFP+ Port
  • Up to 10 Gb/s Data Speeds
Connect your Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or Windows PC to a 10 Gb/s network with the Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gb/s SFP+ Adapter (QNA Series) from QNAP. Capable of data speeds up to 10 Gb/s, this compact bus-powered adapter comes equipped with a female Thunderbolt 3 port and one SFP+ port. Compatible with both macOS and Windows, this adapter includes a 1.6' Thunderbolt 3 cable.
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QNAP QNA-T310G1S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Stylish
  • 3Portable
  • 4Heat Dissipation
  • 5Easy Setup
  • 6LED Indicators
  • 7Cables
  • 8System Requirements

Connect your Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac or Windows PC to a 10 Gb/s network with the Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gb/s SFP+ Adapter (QNA Series) from QNAP. Capable of data speeds up to 10 Gb/s, this compact bus-powered adapter comes equipped with a female Thunderbolt 3 port and one SFP+ port. Compatible with both macOS and Windows, this adapter includes a 1.6' Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Stylish

Features a metallic bright-toned cover that's designed to complement other devices.

Portable

Requires no extra power supply and you can easily carry it around for universal deployment.

Heat Dissipation

Has shallow grooves for effective heat dissipation.

Easy Setup

Simply connect the adapter to your Mac or Windows computer using the included Thunderbolt 3 cable and connect the adapter to a 10 Gb/s-capable switch, NAS, or other device using a cable that supports 10 Gb/s data speeds.

LED Indicators

Includes Power, Link/Act, and Speed.

Cables

A SFP+ direct attach cable is recommended to achieve 10 Gb/s transfer speeds.

System Requirements

Windows 10, 7 (64-bit); requires a Thunderbolt 3 port and a downloadable Aquanita AQC107 driver
macOS 10.13.3 or later; requires a Thunderbolt 3 port
QNAP Thunderbolt 3 NAS
UPC: 885022016693

QNAP QNA-T310G1S Specs

Connectivity
Networking Ports1 x 10Gb LC
Host ConnectionThunderbolt 3
General
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
Transfer RatesThunderbolt 3: 1069 MB/s
Electrical
Power SourceBus Powered
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Physical
LED IndicatorsYes
Cable Length1.64' / 0.5 m
Dimensions2.2 x 1.09 x 4.46" / 56 x 27.6 x 113.2 mm
Weight5.64 oz / 0.16 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 4.4 x 0.77"

QNAP QNA-T310G1S Reviews

Flawless so far

By Allen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

Using this on my M1 Mac Mini, it just works. When plugged in, it shows up in Network as Thunderbolt Ethernet Slot 0. After that, it's on par with the built-in gigabit interface. I plugged in some cheap eBay'd SR optics, clicked the fiber into place, and haven't looked back. Zero problems.

sfp+ version works great with16 inch intel macbook pro

By Boris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-15

i bought this to replace an OWC 10gbe RJ45 adapter which, while nearly perfect, had some very subtle glitches (like not allowing audio to stream to a stereo-pair homepods). i never root caused the OWC product's glitches, suffice to say this QNAP product doesn't have those, and has been perfect so far; it's also more compact

Worked great for 2 months

By Jim
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-23

Worked great for 2 months and then stopped working. i tried multiple SFPs both copper and fiber and it's dead. It's visible as a network interface but does not pass any data.

Perfect

By Evgueni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-26

Works great with Mac and PC. Very fast and reliable. Easy to setup and use.

Very power-hungry

By Fazal
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

I bought two of these, one for a HP Z2 Mini G4 workstation running Linux and with no native 10G options, and one for a Mac Mini. I had no issues with the HP, and initially it worked just fine on the Mac Mini as well, but when I added a high-performance Thunderbolt SSD, it refused to recognize the QNAP NIC with the message The Accessory requires too much power. It seems it needs 15W of power and that exceeds the Mac Mini's total power budget for its USB/TB3 ports. A SFP+ module consumes about 3W, so it seems the total power consumption on these is excessive (or more likely it overestimates the power it may draw when it negotiates power with the host) There is no option to power this adapter directly, so the only option would be to use a TB3/USB4 hub. I have one, but it's not compatible with Mac OS 10.16 Mojave.

Just Works

By Fazal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

I have two of these, one connected to an Intel Mac Mini and one to a HP Z2 Mini G4 workstation running Alpine Linux. In both cases it just works with my Ubiquiti USW-Aggregation switch, and I am getting around 8Gbps throughput using ttcp.

Failed to work with Intel NUC Gen 10

By Garen
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

PROS: Professional looking, solid built, decent heat dissipation, does not get hot enough to be concerned about leaving it on your desk. CONS: Didn't work out of box due to semi functioning latest firmware (see details for more). DETAILS: Bought three of these for my home lab to upgrade my VMware 3 host cluster (running on (Intel NUC 10th gen) networking to 10GB. My ESXi7 hosts detected the NIC but network communication was not working. Following manufacturers advise, I upgraded the NUCs as well as the QNAP Thunderbolt 3 adapter's firmware to the latest version (from Intel and from Marvell). That didn't address the problem. Suspected something was wrong with my SFP+ DAC cables, so purchased an Intel DAC cables that was on QNAP adapter's compatibility list. That didn't fix the problem either. Next, I suspected my newly purchased MikroTik device was the problem, so I purchased a QNAP QSW-M408 10GB switch but that didn't help either. Ordered custom cables from FS.com built with the two endpoint specifications (QNAP adapter at one end and QNAP switch at the other). Although FS guys are the best, the custom cables didn't help either (since the problem was not the cables). Next, I tested the same hardware (Intel NUCs, QNAP adapters, DAC cables, QNAP switch) but running Windows 10 on NUCs instead of VMware ESXi. NICs were detected again but no communication as before - always showing unidirectional traffic - either only send or only received. After wasting over a month on frustrated troubleshooting, I opened support cases with Intel as well as QNAP. After another 3 weeks of communication with the manufacturer support, it turned out that the firmware version 1.8.0_3.1.121 that was the current and the only firmware available for download, caused device failure. Within one month after I opened the support case with QNAP, Marvell has updated the firmware version to 1.8.0_3.1.121a. Hope the revised firmware also addresses the issue I encountered. But, I can't be sure since I couldn't find revision history for the firmware, so would recommend to check with QNAP support before buying this adapter. I have returned the adapters while I had the chance and was very thankful to B&H for the fully refund.

GREAT!

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-01

GREAT!

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