Apple Lists M1-Based Mac Mini Logic Boards With 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Internal Parts Ordering System

While the new Mac mini with the M1 chip is only available with Gigabit Ethernet, Apple has listed multiple M1-based Mac mini logic boards with 10 Gigabit Ethernet in an internal parts list for Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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For every Mac mini logic board with Gigabit Ethernet in the parts list, obtained by MacRumors, there is a corresponding logic board with 10 Gigabit Ethernet:

m1 mac mini 10gb ethernet parts list
While the boards are available to order (in limited quantities), it is unclear why at this point. There are several possibilities, including that Apple listed the parts mistakenly or before it decided against offering a 10 Gigabit Ethernet option. The logic boards could also be designated for special circumstances, such as enterprise use. Apple could also choose to release an M1-based Mac mini with 10 Gigabit Ethernet at a later time.

Apple continues to sell Intel-based Mac mini models with optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet for now.

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Top Rated Comments

mike... Avatar
45 months ago
Please Apple. 32GB RAM and 10GbE and I'll buy one right now.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mozumder Avatar
45 months ago
Ultimately Apple is going to have to make XServe's again with M-class chips, probably when Mac Pro is released.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
45 months ago
I know what happened!! They listened Linus criticism and now they want to fix it by including the 10Gigabit Ethernet option.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gridlocked Avatar
45 months ago
Is it possible those boards also have more Thunderbolt ports?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
d5aqoëp Avatar
45 months ago

Are there any here that have transferred over to real 10GB ethernet on their home network? If so what did it cost and what equipment would they recommend in lower price racket.
I use Aquantia AQN-107S in my PC which works in Windows as well as Hackintosh. My Qnap NAS also has same chipset based PCIe card. Then I use QNAP Switch which has 4 10Gbe ports and 8 1Gbe ports. They are all connected to Asus RT-AX88U with LAG ethernet bonding.
I max out my QNAP NAS while transferring data at 850 MBPS and falls under my expectations of this setup. Adding a Mac Mini 10Gbe model would mean eliminating hackintosh all together.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
e1me5 Avatar
45 months ago
I am seriously considering replacing my 2010 MacPro with an M1 mini. Especially if they can come with a 10G ethernet.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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