20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 to 10GBASE-T Desklink Device

Tech Sheet
20Gb/s ThunderboltTM 2 to
10GBASE-T Desklink Device
ThunderLink™ NT 2102
Thunderbolt 2 to ATTO’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet Desklink
Devices provides maximum throughput for high
bandwidth network connectivity for demanding IT and
media and entertainment applications.
Technical Features
• Dual 10GBASE-T (RJ45 Copper) ports
• Supports 4K video file transfer and
display simultaneously with dual
20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2
Industry Proven Technology
ATTO has over 25 years of experience developing first-to-market high performance and
reliable storage connectivity solutions for customers. ATTO ThunderLink Ethernet
products now provide creative professionals using Thunderbolt-enabled hosts, cost
effective access to storage not previously available using FireWire or USB. The
integrated family of ThunderLink products boasts an extensive list of customer design
wins and certifications with respected industry partners.
today’s high bandwidth content creation environments. By leveraging support for
software iSCSI initiators, including ATTO Xtend SAN, ThunderLink 10GbE Desklink
Devices can support both local and storage area networks. ThunderLink 10GbE Desklink
Devices offer driver support for Mac OS® X 10.9 and later and Windows® 7 and 8
(Linux® when Thunderbolt-enabled platforms become available), providing a single
• Daisy chain up to 5 additional
Thunderbolt technology-enabled
ATTO 10GbE Desklink Devices provide the most flexible and scalable connectivity for
• Backwards compatible with 10Gb/s
Flexible Connectivity Solutions
• Supports ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI
• Exclusive Advanced Data Streaming
(ADS™) Technology
• Minimized interrupts for low latency
• TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum
offloading and Tx/TCP segmentation
• Industry’s lowest power consumption
Performance Engineered
• 3-year standard product warranty
With 10Gb/s data transfer rates and multiple offloads (TCP, IPv4, UDP), ATTO Ethernet
Desklink Devices are the premier connectivity choice for bandwidth-intensive
• RoHS Compliant
applications such as data back-up and restoration, IP content delivery, medical imaging,
and video rendering. With multi-core processors driving the need for higher
bandwidth, ThunderLink 10GbE delivers superior throughput to meet that need.
Advanced Management Tools
ThunderLink 10GbE Desklink Devices provide a common foundation for both local and
storage networks. The ThunderLink NT 2102 leverages standard OS management and
monitoring tools to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of a data center’s
administration and infrastructure.
Thunderbolt 2 to 10GBASE-T Desklink Device
Tech Sheet
ThunderLink™ NT 2102
Technical Specifications
ThunderLink 10GbE Desklink Device solutions combine the unparalleled performance of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the lossless benefits of Enhanced Ethernet and
robustness of iSCSI initiator software, to meet the performance and economic needs of today’s growing data centers. The ThunderLink NT 2102 is ideal for
applications that require low latency, high bandwidth data transfers, such as data back-up and restoration, video-on-demand and video streaming, medical imaging,
and clustered databases.
General Features
Network Standards
Data rate per port: 10GbE
TCP, UDP, IPv4, and IPv6 checksum
Tx/TCP segmentation offload (Large Send
SFF-8431: 10GSFP+Cu (Direct Attach
802.1 qbb: Priority Flow Control
802.1 qaz: Enhanced Transmission
DCBX Protocol
Low latency interrupts
Interrupt Moderation
Interrupt levels INTA, MSI, MSI-X
Data Center Bridging (DCB) support
-Priority-Based Flow Control 802.1Qbb rev.0
-Enhanced Transmission Selection 802.1Qaz
rev.0 protocol
Management Tools
Header splits and Replication in Receive
Receive Side Scaling for multiple Rx queues
Direct Cache Access (DCA) eliminates cache
misses and reduces CPU load
IEEE 802.3 2005 flow control support
802.3ad—Link Aggregation
Override MAC Address
VLAN support with tag insertion and
Easy system monitoring with Simple
Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
and Remote Network Monitoring (RMON)
Statistic Counters
Watchdog Timer for chip/driver status
Operating System Support
Mac OS® X 10.9 and later
802.1p—Priority Encoding
Windows 7 and 8
802.1q—VLAN Tagging
Plug and play specification support
Advanced Packet Filtering
Advanced Software Features
Adaptive load balancing
Teaming support
PCI Hot Plug/Active peripheral interconnect
Depth 9”, Width 5”, Height 2.5”
Power Adapter
100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.6A Max
External Connectivity
10Gb/s, 1Gb/s, 100Mb/s two RJ45
2 LED indicator per port
LED Indicators: LINK (solid), ACTIVITY
(blinking), LINK SPEED (green = 10GBASE-T,
yellow = 1000GBASE-T, off = 100GBASE-TX)
Operating Temperature :
▪ Temperature: 0-40° C
Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing
Storage Temperature :
Temperature: -40 C to 70° C
Humidity: 5-95% non-condensing
FCC Part 15 Subpart B, Class B
EN55022, Class B/EN55024
EU RoHS (2002/95/EC)
3 Years
Ordering Information
Phone: 716-691-1999 ext. 241
Thunderbolt 2 to 10GBASE-T
ThunderLink NT 2102: TLNT-2102-D00
ThunderLink NT 2102: TLNT-2102-DE0
Complementary Products
ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBAs
ATTO ExpressSAS™ HBAs and RAID Adapters
ATTO FastFrame™ CNAs & NICs
ATTO FastStream™ RAID Storage Controllers
ATTO FibreBridge™ Fibre Channel Bridges
ATTO FibreConnect™ Fibre Channel Switches
ATTO premium cables
ThunderLink NT 2102
Model Number
TLNT-2102-D00 (US)
Input Connectors
(2) 20Gb/s
Thunderbolt™ 2
Output Connectors
(2) 10GbE
Connector Type
RJ45 Copper
Form Factor
3 Years
Product features and specifications are subject to change without notice.