Thunderbolt 3 peripheral compatibility nMacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by beccas, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. beccas macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I know that the nMP has thunderbolt 2 I/O but I have read that it can use Thunderbolt 3 eGPU using a T2-T3 adapter. Does anyone know if the nMP can use Thunderbolt 3 docks too like the CalDigit TS3 Plus? What about other Thunderbolt 3 devices?

    Thanks!
     
  2. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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    Good question. The T2-T3 adapter passes the thunderbolt protocols, not DP video or USB.
     
  3. beccas thread starter macrumors member

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  4. chabig macrumors 603

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    You can use the CalDigit TS3 Plus just fine for peripherals. I doubt that an eGPU would work, though.
     
  5. beccas thread starter macrumors member

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  6. chabig macrumors 603

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    Can what? Work? That's what I told you too. Regarding eGPUs, it says, "Apple has no current eGPU certified Mac systems." If you want to try it, go ahead. I simply said that I doubt it will work. But why not ask CalDigit first?
     
  7. beccas thread starter macrumors member

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    The link I sent states that eGPU works fine. That is what I was referring to.
     
  8. chabig macrumors 603

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    Oh sorry. I see that now. Go for it!

    I was confused because you asked about the CalDigit TS3 Plus. You didn’t ask about eGPUs. The TS3 will work too, to give you more ports.
     
  9. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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    Found this from https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-thunderbolt-dock/
     
  10. beccas thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I realized that I don't really have a need for a dock. What I am interested in is a T3 eGPU enclosure and T3 external storage drive. I am thinking it is better to get T3 devices so that I am future proofed for some time.

    For eGPU, I was considering Mantiz Venus MZ-02 eGPU
    For external drive, Akitio Thunder3 Quad X

    If anyone has experience with either of these with the nMP, please share your experience. I am still deciding on the purchases.
     

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