What 10GbE cards/adapters are qualified for use with the Platform system?

There are several 10GbE and nBASE-T options for both Mac and PC workstations for high bandwidth connectivity.

Apple 10GbE Client Adapters

Apple adapters tested on MacOS 10.13.6 and 10.14.6 via Thunderbolt

Chelsio T6225-CR in Sonnet Echo Express SEL

  • Avg Tested speeds with Copper 10G base-T Gbic:- 1000MB/s Read and Write
  • Avg Tested speeds with Fiber 25Gb SFP28: Read 1500MB/s, Write 1700MB/s
  • ProMAX Client Listener v5.6.0.32 installed on workstation
  • Listener Optimizations in place
  • Chelsio Unified Driver for Mac OSX High Sierra/Mojave

Sonnet Twin 10G TB3

Promise Sanlink2

Promise Sanlink3-N1

  • Avg tested speeds - 200MB/s Read and Write
  • Sanlink utility set to high bandwidth
  • ProMAX Client Listener v5.5.1.5 installed on workstation
  • Listener Optimizations in place
  • Requires network to be configured with Jumbo Frames for acceptable streaming bandwidth
  • NOTE: Will not work with an Apple TB2-3 adapter into a TB2 port (on a 2013 Mac Pro for example), this unit requires power from the TB port that TB2 does not provide.

Apple iMac Pro/Mac Pro (2019)/Sonnet Solo/Aquantia ACQ107S Chipset NICs

  • Avg tested speeds - 200MB/s Read and Write
  • Sanlink utility set to high bandwidth
  • ProMAX Client Listener v5.5.1.5 installed on workstation
  • Listener Optimizations in place
  • Requires network to be configured with Jumbo Frames for acceptable streaming bandwidth
  • NOTE: Will not work with an Apple TB2-3 adapter into a TB2 port (on a 2013 Mac Pro for example), this unit requires power from the TB port that TB2 does not provide.

Windows 10GbE Client Adapters

Windows Adapters tested on Windows 10 build 1803. Performance on older versions of Windows will vary depending on manufacturer driver support. ProMAX does not test or directly support Windows environments prior to Windows 10.

Chelsio T6225-CR

  • Avg Tested speeds with Copper 10G base-T Gbic:- 1000MB/s Read and Write
  • Avg Tested speeds with Fiber 25Gb SFP28: Read 2200MB/s, Write 2300MB/s
  • ProMAX Client Listener v5.6.0.32 installed on workstation
  • Listener Optimizations in place
  • Chelsio Unified Manager WHQL for Windows 10

Chelsio T520-BT

Intel X540

  • Avg tested speeds - 800MB/s Read and Write
  • ProMAX Client Listener v5.5.1.5 installed on workstation
  • Listener optimizations in place
  • Intel Driver 23.5.2

Intel X710

  • Avg tested speeds - 800MB/s Read and Write
  • ProMAX Client Listener v5.5.1.5 installed on workstation
  • Listener optimizations in place
  • Intel Driver 23.5.2

Unlisted Adapters

There are many other 10GbE adapters available for both Mac and PC that may properly function with the Platform connected workstations. Adapters missing from this list may work well if properly configured, however ProMAX does not test or support them directly.