Photographers and Videographers: get GigaBYTE Speeds up to 100 Meters Away with the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
WOW—this is one of the most awesome upgrades ever with a huge value proposition. All you need is Thunderbolt 3 Macs (2019 Mac pro already has 10G ethernet built-in)*.
With this kind of speed, the network actually outperforms most HDD-based RAID systems, certainly any 4-drive RAID. So put those noisy spinners out in the garage connected to any Thunderbolt 3 Mac (think Mac mini set to never sleep), and run an ethernet cable up to 100 meters out there.
* Well, sort of: it’s easy enough to connect two Macs directly together as done for testing here, but with 3 or more Macs you’ll need a 10G ethernet switch like the NETGEAR 10-Port Gigabit/10G Ethernet Unmanaged Switch GS110MX. The bummer is that it’s hard to get three or more 10G ports without high cost—you get into the $2000 range just to get four 10G ports, such as the NETGEAR 28-Port 10G Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch XS728T. Or the QNAP QSW-1208-8C-US 12-Port Unmanaged 10GbE Switch.
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