Question about LaCie Rugged 2Tb, thunderbot usb c

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ekspain, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. ekspain, Jun 3, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018

    ekspain macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013

    I have a Imac 27inch, mid 2011. I was wondering if the LaCie Rugged 2Tb, thunderbolt, usb-c would
    be compatible with my mac. I know this is total newb question... Any help greatly appreciated.
    I just ordered one of ebay, without realizing that it may not be compatible, and there may still be time
    to cancel my order. I believe I have 2 thunderbolt 1 ports...

    Thanks VERY much....
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    You should be ok with Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

    The key is that you’re connecting a thunderbolt device to a thunderbolt port. You’ll need a male-male Thunderbolt cable too.
  3. ekspain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013
    Thanks very much! Is that the exact product I would need? BTW, Id be using the HD to install Windows 10...there shouldnt be a problem with this, right?
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I sincerely believe so. I have one and I’ve used it to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to a thunderbolt hard drive. I amp retry sure it’ll “adapt” on the hard drive end too.
  5. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    If you have USB type A ports on your iMac you should also be able to connect the drive with the included USB A-C cable. Both included USB cables (A and C) are plug-in cables ... I think the Thunderbolt cable is non-removable on this model but stores in a channel around the enclosure.

    The hard disk drive transfer rate should be the same with any of the interfaces.
  6. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Yes. That’s much better than what I suggested. Thank you.

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