Connecting Qnap to ts-453d /ts-253d to 13” M1 MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt/10GbE adapter

Connecting Qnap to ts-453d /ts-253d to 13” M1 MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt/10GbE adapter

I’d like to connect my M1 MacBook Pro (2 thunderbolt ports) to my TS 453d NAS via 10Gbe but am unsure how to do it/what extra equipment Id need to buy.

 

You have two options – SFP+ cabling and adapter + car or RJ45 adapter, cable and card.

Both will perform very similar. SFP cables are more expensive and bending them around corners is difficult. I would recommend going for 10GbE RJ45 card + CAT6a/ or CAT7 RJ45 cables and QNA-T310G1T adapter.

 

QNA-T310G1T

 

 

+ CAT6a/ or CAT7 RJ45 cable   USA   UK

+Any of these single or dual 10GbE port cards (all have the same speed limitations)

QXG-10G1T
QXG-10G1T
Single-port (10Gbase-T) 10GbE network expansion card, PCIe Gen3 x4

Dimension (L × W × H): 18.00 × 11.00 × 5.50 (cm)

Weight: 1.00 (kg)

QXG-10G2T-107
QXG-10G2T-107
Dual-port BASET 10GbE network expansion card; low-profile form factor; PCIe Gen2 x4
QXG-10G2TB
QXG-10G2TB
Dual-port BASET 10GbE network expansion card; low-profile form factor; PCIe Gen3 x4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is SFP option shopping list:

QNA-T310G1S

QXG-10G2SF-CX4
QXG-10G2SF-CX4
Dual-port SFP+ 10GbE network expansion card; low-profile form factor; PCIe Gen3 x8

 

 

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