looking for a thunderbolt apple ssd enclosure

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  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

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    im going to be updating my 2015 rmbp's ssd and it seems a shame to not use the 512 ssd.
    i know OWC and a few other lesser known manufacturers make a usb enclosure for these but does anyone make a thunderbolt one?
     
  2. SecuritySteve macrumors 6502a

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    I think the problem is that you have a 2015 MBP and that might be a thunderbolt 2 problem. You might be able to get away with one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Alum...ocphy=9031546&hvtargid=pla-348690813769&psc=1

    Then, you are going to need some adapters, or a hub. Unfortunately no one really wanted to make Thunderbolt 1 or 2 devices because they had to pay royalties to Apple. Thunderbolt 3 was co-developed with intel, and is royalty free, so we see not only cheaper, but more devices with Thunderbolt 3 on the market.
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    https://www.cdw.com/product/StarTec...kwcid=AL!4223!3!198550684941!!!s!446145277611!

    Ah, found one. Just use this cable on the enclosure I linked and you should be good to go. Enjoy.
     
  3. Anarchy99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for trying, but neither of those are what im looking for.

    im wanting a enclosure like this but thunderbolt based rather than USB

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MAU3ENPRPCIU/

    if something exists.

    it can be TB1-TB3 because apples adapter is bidirectional so im not worried about it.

    the closest thing i can think of is get another eGPU enclosure but instead of a keeping a GPU in it have a PCIe to M.2 adapter, then M.2 to Apple 28pin ssd adapter, but thats a adapter on adapter not to mention i want something more portable than another eGPU box lol
     
  4. SecuritySteve macrumors 6502a

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    I see. Yeah I am not sure such a thing exists then.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP --

    I'd buy the OWC USB-c enclosure above, and forget about thunderbolt.
    (not really much more to say about it...)
     
  7. Anarchy99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I figured as much, its just a shame to get a usb enclosure when thunderbolt is faster
     
  8. Kcetech1 macrumors regular

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    Thunderbolt 1 and 2 also involved Intel not just Apple. It is based off of Intel Lightpeak but switched to copper from the original design of fiber optic
     
  9. SecuritySteve macrumors 6502a

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    I stand corrected.
     

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