CalDigit's Connect 10G joins Thunderbolt 3 Macs to 10-gigabit Ethernet networks

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CalDigit on Tuesday launched the Connect 10G, an adapter bridging Thunderbolt 3 Mac and Windows PCs with 10-gigabit Ethernet networks.

CalDigit Connect 10G


The accessory is bus-powered, and can push 10-gigabit speeds up to a distance of 100 meters (328 feet). A Cat 6a or 7 cable is required to hit maximum performance. People with Cat 5e or 6 cables can hit speeds between 2.5 and 5 gigabits, however, thanks to the presence of NBASE-T technology.

A grill-shaped aluminum enclosure is designed to keep the adapter cool. Notably, a dedicated speed LED indicates whether a connection is operating at a full 10 gigabits or below.

CalDigit Connect 10G


CalDigit is now selling the Connect 10G for $149.99. Macs must be running macOS 10.13.6 or later, and the company cautions that it won't work in tandem with Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    wozwozwozwoz Posts: 232member
    Cool - 10G is rapidly becoming standard - it would be nice to see this functionality built into their Thunderbolt 3 dock.
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  • Reply 2 of 3
    Stopped buying 5e cables two years ago and went with 6a and now I have a 7. This is around the same time I stopped buying USB-A devices in favour of USB-C.

    Future proofing.
    edited June 18
  • Reply 3 of 3
    wozwoz said:
    Cool - 10G is rapidly becoming standard - it would be nice to see this functionality built into their Thunderbolt 3 dock.
    Overkill for most people at this point.
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