Thunderbolt 1 to USB 2/3 Plus more?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rwh63, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. rwh63 macrumors member

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    My early 2011 Macbook Pro has two USB 2 ports that are very flaky. i believe the only other port i can utilize is the minidisplayport/thunderbolt 1 opening. i am trying to locate the right adapter or hub that will allow me to at least plug in USB 2 cables, preferably multiples at once. a hub might be preferred, one that includes thunderbolt, ethernet, firewire, etc.

    any advice is appreciated!
     
  2. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    Caldigit TS2 dock is the one I have. There are docks from OWC and Elgato also. The OWC one has a firewire port.
     
  3. rwh63 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. matreya macrumors 65816

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  5. rwh63 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have seen these hubs. i'm actually hoping to find something that does not need a separate power supply; ideally a plug-in with a couple of usb 2/3 female ends.
     
  6. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    This + a usb 3 hub?
    https://www.kanex.com/thunderbolt-esata
     
  7. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    Yes, these are full fledged docks so many people will connect external drives and charge peripherals so there's power supply for reliable energy. I haven't seen a mini hub with firewire so I only listed the big ones.
     
  8. rwh63 thread starter macrumors member

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    i know about the kana option, though it only has a single usb. seems like there is very little thunderbolt 1/2 to usb options in existence. hate the thought of having to daisy chain several adapters together to get what i need.
     

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