Thunderbolt to USB 3?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by vandoorn, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. vandoorn macrumors regular

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  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    This is a product I am waiting for as well. I like the idea of thunderbolt better, but don't want to pay the massive premium vs USB 3.

    One option is to use an express card thunderbolt adapter with a compatible USB 3 card, but not only is it expensive, I believe mountain lion broke the drivers for the USB 3 chipset that the add on cards used. (Someone else with firsthand experience will hopefully confirm or refute this.)

    Now that USB 3 is a reality on osx and recent macs, hopefully someone will build a thunderbolt adapter for the older models soon.
     
  4. vandoorn thread starter macrumors regular

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    So i guess there a no cheaper alternatives available right now? :(
     

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