Dear Odyssey community,
I am looking for options to add a 10Gbe SFP+ network port to the Odyssey X86J4105, if feasible.
I use the Odyssey as a network device. I would like to add a SFP+ port in order to establish a 10Gb/s network connection with an uplink device.
I could easily find 10Gbe SFP+ adapters that can be connected on Thunderbolt 3 (QNAP or Sonnet), but unfortunately, Odyssey X86J4105 seems to have a USB 3.1 Type C port, and not a Thunderbolt 3 one. I could not find USB 3.1 options (although USB 3.1 supposedly offers 10Gb/s bandwidth).
I also found a lot of PCIE-based 10Gbe SFP+ cards, but I can’t confirm if it’s possible and how to connect them to the Odyssey. Most cards requires PCIE 3.0 16x connections, and I guess it would be possible to make a PCIE 16x slot out of the Odyssey M.2 key M connector with an extension/riser cable, BUT it seems that Odyssey offers PCIE 2.0 4x only through M.2 connector, which would amount to a maximum 2 Gb/s bandwidth (not enough for a theoretical 10Gbe network connection), and I’m not even sure such PCIE connection is feasible.
So, do anyone know if it’s feasible (and how) to add a 10Gbe SFP+ port to the Odyssey?
Thanks in advance and regards.