QNAP Releases QNA Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Adapter


QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the QNA series Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter, providing users with Thunderbolt 3 Type-C computers with an affordable method to connect to 10GbE networks. With the QNA series adapter, users can benefit from Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE dual connectivity, making file transfer faster while also improving work efficiency.

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"With the handy QNA series adapter, a 10GbE network can be created between your Thunderbolt 3 computer and another 10GbE-capable device without needing a complicate setup. 10GbE networks can facilitate high-speed data transfer and greatly benefit applications that are bandwidth or file-size intensive,"

Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP

The QNA series features two models. The QNA-T310G1T has a Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Multi-Gigabit (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) port, and the QNA-T310G1S has one 10GbE SFP+ port. The palm-sized QNA series adapter can fit perfectly in any working environment, and the shallow grooves on its top provide effective cooling during prolonged usage.

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It is usable on both Mac and Windows PC's ideally for large file transfers between your computer and a local NAS, with its small size it makes traveling with it easy, and is a simple device that can help some users quite well.


  • Windows devices: The driver for the Aquantia AQC107 is required to use the QNA-T310G1T. The driver for the Aquantia AQC100 is required to use the QNA-T310G1S.
  • Mac devices: Requires macOS 10.13.3 (or later).

Key specifications of new models

  • PHY IC: AQC107S; I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x 10GbE/NBASE-T connector; 0.5M Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • QNA-T310G1S:
  • PHY IC: AQC100S; I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 1 x 10GbE SFP+ connector; 0.5M Thunderbolt 3 cable

QNAP states that the QNA series Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter is now available, though I couldn't find any major online retailers selling them. I will update the article when I see a price shown, though I imagine it shouldn't be too expensive.