Bus-powered portable adapter gives Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Macs and PCs with no or slow Ethernet connectivity 900MB/s real-world speed to reduce transfer times from minutes to seconds
WOODSTOCK, IL – July 16, 2020 – 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 900MB/s so you can transfer a 50GB 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 900MB/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 2.5-5Gb/s equipped router or switch. Unfortunately, these pros are often limited to Gigabit Ethernet (1Gb/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 2.5-5Gb/s networks and up to 10x faster speed on 1Gb/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 1Gb/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 5Gb/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 900MB/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 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s and 100Mb/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 aluminum 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.com with an MSRP of $149.00.
Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability and OWC solutions are truly built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC’s operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with our headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum OWC features an award-winning technical support team as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, to the audio recording studio to the motion picture set and beyond, there should be no compromise, and that is why OWC is here.