Connecting rMB to HUB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pudcraft, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. pudcraft macrumors regular

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  2. newellj macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's going to work. There's no TB port on the rMB and I don't think there's any dongle on the market that will adapt the USB C port to TB.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Indeed. And I doubt there ever will be. Leaving aside the huge bandwidth difference (5 Gbps for USB-C on the rMB; 20 Gbps for Thunderbolt 2), I don't think it's even technically possible.
     
  4. mikeray macrumors regular

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    It's not possible. Those are two totally different interfaces.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    I'm assuming that I read the Amazon page correctly, but it did appear to need a TB connection to the computer.

    In other news, I have been having perfectly good luck with a SIIG USB 3 hub attached via the Apple USB C to A adapter with multiple external hard drives connected. Going back to Windows 7 days with USB 3 hubs I have had a permanent concern about their reliability, but it actually seems to work better on my Macs than it ever did on my Windows machine (probably fracked drivers on the Win machines).
     

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