Adding USB C 3.0 to 2011 iMac via Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SR20DETDOG, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. SR20DETDOG macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    Queensland Australia
    Hey everyone,
    Been years since I was here last.

    I've got a top of line (at the time :rolleyes:) 2011 iMac, with an unused thunderbolt port and 4 over used painfully slow USB 2.0 ports.

    I actually still like my 6yr old iMac, so I'm wondering if there's a thunderbolt adapter out there that has a couple USB 3 ports for the original thunderbolt 1 with miniDP connector. Even better would be a couple of 3.0 type A ports and a type C.

  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002

    Cheapest device I've seen that turns a Thunderbolt 1/2 port in to a USB 3.0 port.

    There are Thunderbolt docks that add USB 3.0, but all the ones I've seen use Type A / Gen 1, not the newer Type C / Gen 2.

    You could use a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter, then connect that to a Thunderbolt 3 dock that has Type C ports. But I haven't seen any devices like the link at the beginning of my post that adds USB Type C.
  3. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    When you go to the Amazon page make sure you read the reviews and troubles folks have had with the 2011 iMac and this adapter.

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