Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)


Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Bus-powered 10GBASE-T Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter with short-range SFP+ transceiver.


Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

Bus-powered 10GBASE-T Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter with short-range SFP+ transceiver.


Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt 3 Adapter with Short-range SFP+ Transceiver

Blazing-fast 10GBASE-SR Connectivity

Most post-production shared storage workgroups and other bandwidth-intensive workflows have been rapidly transitioning to 10Gb Ethernet as the new data transfer standard. For many, the 10Gb Ethernet network infrastructure of choice is optical (SFP+) 10Gb Ethernet. For these workgroups, there is now an affordable 10GbE interface for your Mac® or Windows®(1) computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports—Sonnet’s Solo10G™ SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter, a powerfully simple solution for adding blazing-fast fiber optic 10GbE network connectivity.


Connect to 10GbE Infrastructure

The Solo10G SFP+ (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter 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.

Key Features
10GbE Icon Adds 10GbE Connectivity

Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity via optical cable.

Transceiver Icon SFP+ Transceiver Included

Low-cost adapter includes 10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver; supports connection up to 300 meters to 10GbE infrastructure via LC multi-mode fiber optic cable (sold separately).

40Gpbs Icon

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface

Connects to any Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain.

Power Icon Energy Efficient

Energy-efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) support reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer.

Tools Icon Easy Setup

Configure the adapter’s settings using operating system tools.

Sound Icon Small and Silent

Adapter is pocketable and uses no fan, perfect for use in noise-sensitive environments.

Energy Efficient Icon Bus-Powered, Energy Efficient

Powered through its Thunderbolt connection, the Solo10G requires no power adapter.

Rugged Construction Icon Rugged Construction

Aluminum enclosure withstands heavy use.


Simple Setup
Connect the Solo10G adapter to your computer, and the adapter to the network switch or directly to 10GbE-enabled storage, and then configure the adapter’s settings through the macOS® Network control panel, Windows Device Manager(1), or Linux command line (or graphical utility).
Connect Your Computer to the Switch’s or Device’s 10GbE Port Via an LC Multi-Mode Optical Cable

Advanced Features, Intelligent Operation

The Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter attains its high throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization 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. This Sonnet adapter supports Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az), which reduces the adapter’s power demands on your computer.

Additional SFP+ Transceiver Choices

Sonnet includes a short-range multi-mode fiber SFP+ module (up to 300 meters), part number G10E-SFP-SR, with the Solo10G adapter. Sonnet also offers a long-range single-mode fiber module (up to 10 kilometers), part number G10E-SFP-LR (sold separately); and a 10GBASE-T copper module (up to 30 meters using Cat 6A cables), part number G10E-SFP-T (sold separately). Alternatively, you can use cost-effective direct-attach Twinax copper cables up to 10 meters long.



Thunderbolt 3 –
The USB-C That Does It All

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface that connects to any Thunderbolt 3 computer port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain.

Replaceable Captive Cable

Through the use of a captive cable, the Solo10G adapter’s Thunderbolt connector remains firmly connected to it at all times. Should the cable ever break, it can easily be replaced with an approved replacement cable available from Sonnet or a Sonnet-authorized reseller.

Safe and Secure

As a networked conduit into your computer, the Sonnet Solo10G was designed with essential security features. Incorporating encryption in hardware, the Sonnet adapter is protected against malicious modification of its firmware. Any unauthorized attempt at firmware modification to facilitate surreptitious computer access would render the adapter inoperable. This secure design prevents the Solo10G adapter firmware from being reprogrammed except by a manufacturer’s update using a secure encryption key.

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 7.95 × 12.45 × 2.72 cm
Form Factor


External Connectors

1x SFP+ socket

Network Support

10 Gigabit Ethernet

Data Rates Supported

10 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s

Advanced Features

Flow control support
MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)
RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
Interrupt coalescing
Multicast filtering
Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
64-bit address support for systems using more than 4GB of physical memory

In The Box

Solo10G (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) adapter with captive 0.2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
10GBASE-SR (short-range) SFP+ transceiver


Mac Compatibility
Mac (Intel® or M1) with Thunderbolt 3 ports
macOS 10.13.6+
macOS Big Sur compatible

Windows Compatibility(1)
PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)

Linux Compatibility
Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Linux Kernel 5.0+


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