Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stockcerts, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Hi Everyone! I just received my new MacBook Pro, and I love it! I need to buy a dongle that has an SSD slot, and standard USB ports.

    Does anyone have recommendations....I've seen many options on Amazon. Thanks!
  2. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    So you're looking for an all in one dongle or separate dongles? I get my stuff from mono price.
  3. Zerosopher macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2011
    United Kingdom
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    In addition to monoprice, which I've used for years, Anker makes nice adapters, too.
  5. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
    If you want the best portable dongle, I would look at the new Twelve South StayGo. I love mine and highly recommend it.
  6. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    There are so many dongles out there. You need to decide what you need. A lot are basic with SD, micro SD, and USB 3 type A connections. Then others add HDMI and/or Display port for external monitors. And then further still others add an RJ-45 jack for Ethernet.

    Here are a couple that I own. Both seem to work well but the Hootoo had a blue light that constantly drew power from the system.
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I bought this one. I had one before that was stolen along with the old MBP. It was one (these are everywhere on Amazon) that had two USB-C ports, you plugged it into the side, and it was kind of a port extender. While I liked it (for the limited use I got out of it in about a year), sometimes I had a little trouble making sure it was a snug fit, especially with a case on the body.

    So this time I bought this Anker port adapter:

    I went with this one because 1) Anker makes a lot of good products, and 2) this takes up just a single USB-C port and doesn't have any issue with fitting along the side. Ironically I got a MBP model with four ports, so the extra port saved is less of an issue. But it might be for people with the 2-port models.

    You can find cheaper adapters with fewer port options, but I would recommend getting one that has everything a sane person might use. There are plenty of reasons for me to use USB 3, HDMI and the SD card slots. I don't know whether one model has all the above plus ethernet, but that's the only other major port I can think of needing. If you can find one that does all that for $50 or less, go for it.

    Also, so far I'm liking a SanDisk dual USB flash drive that does USB-C and USB 3:

    I got one before that swiveled. It took maybe two or three times using it for me to push it too hard or something and basically break it. Once I figured out that I had to push the USB-C end in *all the way* to actually insert it, it works great. Also showed me how much slower USB 2 ports are than these ports on the MBP.

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