Thunderbolt Hub that works as USB 3.0 Hub?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by britboyj, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Our office is thinking about getting a Thunderbolt Hub for the conference room that can handle our HDMI projector, Ethernet and USB webcam and mic.

    Obviously for Macs this is easy, but what about PC's? There's a couple of guys with USB 3.0 equipped PC's - Would they be able to plug into one of the USB 3.0 ports and have it function as a USB hub for the USB devices?

    I can't seem to find a specific answer anywhere. Probably looking at the Belkin one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, that's not how the thunderbolt docks work. If you need a USB 3.0 hub, that's what you'll need to buy.
     
  3. britboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So the USB 3.0 ports do not cross-talk to each other?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    They do, but only when there's a thunderbolt connected computer acting as a host.
     

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