Sabrent USB 5-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter NT-SS5G on macOS Review
This is a review about the Sabrent USB 5-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter NT-SS5G. This review only covers my experience with macOS.
- Does NOT work on Apple M1 hardware (yet), no arm64e support
- Does work with Apple Intel hardware. Also needs SIP off which might/should be a dealbreaker for some/most users!
- Due to the USB 3.1 Gen1 interface speed is limited to ~3.5Gbit!
- Based on AQC111U chipset by Marvell/Aquantia
I recently ordered this adapter on amazon to get faster ethernet connection to my TrueNAS server which is on a 10Gbit network. Unfortunately it is not really working with macOS Big Sur. I planned to use this dongle with my 2018 13" MacBook Pro and a new Mac mini M1, both running on the latest macOS Big Sur 11.1.
Thank you for contacting Sabrent Support! I apologize for the inconvenience you are having with the adapter. Unfortunately, we do not have a driver that will work for Mac mini M1 running macOS Big Sur 11.1. The current driver has been released for intel but not for M1 so it will not work.If you are still within 30 days of purchase we will respect your decision if you would like to return the item and contact the place of purchase.