Tunderbold 2 to USB 3 adapter

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
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Re: Why???

Jacques Cornell wrote:

verheyph wrote:

uniball wrote:

I believe the adapter Apple makes is the only game in town other than a bunch of unknown brands sold on Amazon and eBay. Do physically test the Apple product if you get it. Wiggle it around and make sure it maintains the connection. Keep sending them back until you get one that works.

For sure ! The problem is to find one. Could anybody provide a link to the reference on an Apple website ? Thanks

Why do you need to connect USB to a TB2 port on your Mac when you already have USB ports on your Mac? There are plenty of USB-C to USB-A adapters and cables available.

Maybe he's looking for USB 3.1 Gen 2 speed ("up to 10 Gbps")?

His Mac has two perfectly good USB-A (USB 3.0) ports, and if he's out of those, a cheap USB hub (powered or unpowered) would let him connect more stuff.  As you say, there are plenty of USB-C to USB-A adapters and cables (in either direction), so as long as he doesn't have a USB-C peripheral that needs USB Power Delivery, he shouldn't have any problems connecting a USB-C (USB protocol) accessory to one of his USB-A ports.

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