Adding USB C 3.0 to 2011 iMac via Thunderbolt

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

  1. SR20DETDOG macrumors regular

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    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.

    Cheers
    Doggy
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    https://www.amazon.com/Kanex-Thunderbolt-eSATA-plus-Adapter/dp/B00LOLBBQQ

    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

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    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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