How can I connect my Thunderbolt external hard drive to my rMB?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by carrerascott, May 3, 2015.

  1. carrerascott macrumors regular

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    I have a couple of external HD's on my Mac Pro, that I use to store videos and things. I'd like to be able to connect it to my rMB to copy some things to it, but not sure how. Is there a solution for USB-C to Thunderbolt? These drives only have a thunderbolt port, no USB.

    Thanks
     
  2. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    They are not compatible. Sorry.
     
  3. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah. Looks like Im going to just have to get a USB 3.0 enclosure ($12 on amazon) and swap the drive into there. Not ideal, but no big deal as I won't need to do it often.
     
  4. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Do you need them to be mobile? If not, just share from the Mac Pro.
     
  5. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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    I could but copying via cable will be a whole lot faster. But I'll try sharing first I suppose and see how fast that is. Thanks.
     

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