Should I throw away my perfectly good USB accessories and upgrade to USB-C accessories?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Should I throw away my perfectly good external hard drive, perfectly good monitor, and perfectly good thumb drive and buy USB-C ones for the new MBP?

    One can get dongles, but if USB-C is the way of the future why invest in dongles, might as well throw away the accessories you have and put all that money for dongles towards new accessories.
     
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you should throw them away. I'll send you an address where to ship them.
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    the hard drive is the drive removable? Is so just get a USB C housing. Are there any accessories that you can just get a new cable. Granted it won't be faster but if you're just moving a few files it won't make that much of a difference.
    Do you use a different thumb drives for different reason or just one? Also a lot of people still use the the A type connector so its just easier to use an adaptor for now.
     
  4. Benny L macrumors member

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    NO-just order an adaptor like this. - I ordered another one to keep in my truck.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M07537X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    works for my ntb pro and works for me.
    buy this or something similar and should be good to go
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Am I expected to use the adapters forever? I mean who knows when my accessories will stop working, and I'll need new ones (which then I could get the USB-C ones)
     
  6. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    I'd play it safe and use dongles until the perfect alternatives come out. If ideal alternatives are already available, I'd make the switch now.
     
  7. macmee Suspended

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    Yeah might as well give them all a toss.
     
  8. Benny L macrumors member

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    Dude - if your usb accessories are all working why not buy a $25 dongle and down the road when you buy new accessories get usb- c accessories ?
    Your usb accessories may last yrs in which case a $25 dongle will serve you well.
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    You don't even need a dongle. Just buy a wire with a type c end. If you were to buy these accessories again that would be the only difference.
     
  10. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Just use an adapter cable for now. More and more USB-C accessories are coming so waiting a little bit will give you a better selection.
     
  11. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Surprised at how many have taken the OP at face value. It's irony, folks, sarcasm.
     

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