Sonnet Presto 10Gigabit Ethernet Card


Presto 10 Gigabit Ethernet Server 2-Port PCIe Card with two Fibre SFP+s [Thunderbolt compatible]

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SKU: G10E-SFP-2X-E2. Categories: , .

Product Description

10x the Performance of Gigabit Ethernet
Ultra-Fast 10 Gb/s Network Connection

With increasing demands for greater data transfer speeds and more bandwidth over shared networks, and with specialized applications such as HD video editing using high-performance shared storage systems, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) use has skyrocketed. This high-speed wired networking standard offers ten times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with most computers today. Sonnet offers a powerfully simple way to add dual-port 10GbE connectivity to your Mac Pro® or Windows® PC—the Presto 10GbE 2-Port.(1)

Bandwidth & CPU UsageThe Presto 10GbE 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express 2.0 adapter card enables you to connect your computer to high-speed infrastructure and storage without stepping down in speed. Setup is simple—install the low-profile card into an available x8 or x16 PCIe slot in your computer, install a driver, connect to the switch or 10GbE port via LC fiber optic or copper cable (sold separately), and then configure the card through the OS X® Network control panel or Windows® Device Manager. This Sonnet solution is perfect for high-performance computing where low latency, high bandwidth, and low CPU overhead are required. xMac mini Server Connected to Network SwitchIts increased throughput performance and low host-CPU utilization are achievedwith stateless offloads, allowing your computer to perform better while large files transfers or high I/O operations take place.With its dual ports, this Sonnet adapter supports transparent failover to keep your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails. When used with a Mac computer, it even supports link aggregation!

Key Features

Provides 10GbE Connectivity to Mac Pro and Windows PCs—Powerfully simple way to add high-performance 10GbE connectivity to your computer with PCIe slots

Connection Flexibility—Choose either a short-range or a long-range SFP+ transceiver (sold separately), or a SFP+ terminated “Direct Attach” twinax copper cable (sold separately) to connect the Presto card to your network or storage

Simple Setup—Low-profile x8 PCI Express card installs into an available slot, provides a simple driver installation, and configures through OS X Network control panel or Windows Device Manager

Supports Transparent Failover—Keeps your computer connected in case a single cable is disconnected or one of the ports fails

Supports Link Aggregation with Mac Computers—Increases throughput beyond what a single connection can sustain

Optimized for Thunderbolt—Ideal for use in Sonnet’s Echo Express and xMac mini Server Thunderbolt expansion products


Flexibility of Short-Range or Long-Range SFP+ Transceivers

Sonnet offers two SFP+ transceiver options (sold separately), a short-range module (up to 300 meters, part number G10E-SFP-SR), and a long-range module (up to 10 kilometers, part number G10E-SFP-LR) that connect the Presto card via LC fibre optical cable (sold separately) to a network switch or storage. Also, there is the ability to use cost-effective direct-attached copper (up to 7 meters).

Sonnet SFP+ Transceivers

Thunderbolt ConnectionsOptimized for Thunderbolt™

Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? Presto 10GbE 1-Port is ideal for use in one of Sonnet’s Echo Express Thunderbolt expansion chassis or the xMac mini Server—the combo enables you to add an ultra-fast 10GbE network connection to iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook Air®, and MacBook Pro® computers.



See Technical Specifications Tab for footnotes

Part No.  
G10E-SFP-2X-E2 Presto 10GbE 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Card(1)
G10E-SFP-SR 10GBase Short-Range SFP+ Transceiver
G10E-SFP-LR 10GBase Long-Range SFP+ Transceiver
Warranty 1-year
Transceiver Interface Type SFP+
Bus Interface PCI Express v2.0, x8
Network 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Packets Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (jumbo packets)
Throughput ~9.9 Gb/s with 9KB MTU, ~ 9.5 Gb/s with 1500B MTU
Stateless Offloads
  • IP and TCP checksum offload, send and receive
  • TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
  • LRO (Large Receive Offload)
  • RSS (Receive-Side Scaling)
  • Interrupt Coalescing
  • Multicast filtering
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Presto 10GbE 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Card
  • Low profile PCI bracket
  • User’s guide








Mac Compatibility

Mac Pro®

OS X 10.6.8+

OS X Server 10.6.8+

OS X Server and OS X Mountain Lion compatible

Windows Compatibility

Windows® 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista®

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008

Thunderbolt Compatibility

Any computer with a Thunderbolt port

Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis (such as Sonnet’s Echo Express Pro, Echo Express II, Echo Express, Echo Express SE, or xMac mini Server)

Technical Notes

  1. Connection requires SFP+ terminiated “Direct Attach” twinax copper cable (sold separately) or SFP+ transceiver modules (with a LC fibre optical cable; sold separately)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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