2-port 10G Ethernet PCIe network adapter expansion card

Feb. 9, 2023
Users can download, share and save files at over 900MB/s per port, which manufacturer OWC notes, "at real-world tested speed," can be up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet.

OWC, a provider of an end-to-end connectivity ecosystem of computer hardware, accessories, and software for both consumers and professionals, has introduced its 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Adapter Expansion Card.

Whether users need connectivity for high bandwidth workstations or need to move large resolution video files (up to 8K) without dropped frames, OWC says the new adapter is optimized for eliminating bottlenecks and keeping data flowing to mission-critical projects.

Designed to work with existing cable infrastructures ranging from Cat 5 to Cat 7, the OWC 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Adapter supports auto-negotiation of 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s, 100Mb/s, and 10Mb/s BASE-T Ethernet standards.

Users can download, share and save files at over 900MB/s per port, which the company notes, "at real-world tested speed," can be up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet to help beat project deadlines and keep them under budget.

Like all OWC products, the company says the 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Adapter Expansion Card is a solution designed to solve hassles throughout the creative process, expanding data streams and opening new access and storage options.

Ideal for OWC Jellyfish workflows, the adapter allows users to connect one 10G port to an OWC Jellyfish or another 10G NAS array for superior collaborative editing experiences, while using the second 10G port for super-fast local network file sharing and communication.

Pairing the OWC 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Adapter with a PCIe expansion chassis like the OWC Mercury Helios 3S or in-storage solutions like the OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 or Flex 1U4 will give any Thunderbolt-equipped workflow a power boost, added the manufacturer.

Built-in AVB [Audio Video Bridging] support for audio and video interfaces enables the highest quality audio and video streams to be sent and received while also being connected to a high-performance shared storage NAS like the OWC Jupiter Callisto.

The adapter's dual ports can be used together for performance, redundancy, or load balancing. For video editors, creative pros, musicians or gamers, the 10G network interface card (NIC) will deliver blazing-fast transfer speeds with signal reliability, stability and security.

The OWC 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Adapter is available now for a MSRP of $299.99. For more information, visit www.owc.com or www.MacSales.com.

OWC 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe Network Adapter Features in a nutshell:

  • Ultra-fast: Over 900MB/s per port, real-world tested transfer speed for large file transfers, video editing, and live-streaming gaming sessions.
  • Versatile: Use internally with PCIe slot equipped Mac Pro and Windows computers or externally with the OWC ThunderBay Flex 8, ThunderBay Flex 1U4, or Mercury Helios 3S.
  • Easy integration: Utilize existing Cat7 or Cat6a cabling up to 100-meter for full 10Gb speed or up to 5Gb speed for existing Cat6 and Cat5e cabling.
  • Cost-effective: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T technology (formerly NBASE-T) provides up to 500% faster performance with existing cabling.
  • Smart: Supports auto-negotiation for 10Gb/s, 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 1Gb/s, 100Mb/s, and 10Mb/s BASE-T Ethernet standards.
  • AVB ready: Ideal for use in pro audio and video applications where precise time-synchronized data streams are critical
  • Jumbo Frame ready: Dramatically reduce network transactions and use less bandwidth with up to 16KB jumbo frames.
  • Advanced Protocols: IP, TCP, UDPO checksum and Large Send offload processes ensure highest CPU performance when large file transfers or high I/O operations occur.
  • Dependable: Quality of Service (QoS) technology ensures priority applications and processes will deliver highest performance during limited network capacity.
  • Accessible: Wake-on-LAN (WoL) ready for remote access of a home or work computer.
  • Compatible: Works with Mac, Windows, and Linux.
  • Energy Efficient: Supports IEEE 802.3az for low computer bus power and cool operation
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

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