Is this Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter genuine?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Good User, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Good User macrumors member

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    I bought this brand new adapter quite a bit cheaper than other resellers and I am in doubt whether it's original or a Chinese copy:
     

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    My genuine adaptor has this on the reverse of the LAN part :

    Designed by Apple
    in California Model A1433
    EMC 2590 China
    "3 logos"
    FCC C E
     
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    At the reverse of the Lan port has this:
    Designed by Apple
    in California
    Model A1433 EMC 2590
    Assembled in china
    3 logos
    fc ce(2 logos)
     
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    yes, of course.
     
  7. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Chinese pirate chargers work too, they just electrocute you ;-)
     
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    Then you are good to go. Power issues are irrelevant here. I'm presuming the data rates are fine ? Mine gets 100+ MBps when linked to a Mini.
     
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    Define expensive.

    I paid £25 new from Apple, which seems fair. You'd pay similar for a network card to go in a computer.
     
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  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    £25 isn't expensive for the hardware you get. There's a Thunderbolt controller and a Broadcom NIC in the dongle. By all means get a cheap USB 3.0 ethernet adaptor but it's more CPU intensive, probably slower and will require drivers installing.

    You're going to waste much more time trying to save a fiver than it's worth. I've wasted more time on this post than it's worth if I'm honest.
     

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