Thunderbolt to USB adapter?

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  1. lucakr, May 14, 2014
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    lucakr macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I´m planning on buying the Lacie 5big Thunderbolt HD.
    It will be connected to a Mac (with Thunderbolt) and I would also like to connect it to my PC (but it has no Thunderbolt).

    Is there any adapter that goes from Thunderbolt to USB, so I can connect the HD to my PC? :confused:

    In advance thank you for your help and time!:
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    There's no adapter for connecting a Thunderbolt device to USB.
     
  3. lucakr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bummer... :(
    So the best thing would be to install a thunderbolt port to the PC?

    Thanks for a quick answer!
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Pretty much the only way.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Would your need to be connected to the PC be met by sharing the drive over your network?
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Not really an option, unless you bought a "Thunderbolt Ready" computer. Thunderbolt really needs to be baked onto the motherboard, it's not something you can add with a card.

    As @Chabig alluded to you could share the drive from the Mac to the PC but the speed on the PC side will be much slower as it's limited by network throughput.
     
  7. Rockadile macrumors regular

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    There's one coming out by Kanex sometime during this summer.

    TB to USB3/eSATA
    &
    TB to USB3/Ethernet
     
  8. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Wrong way. He's looking for a way to connect a ThunderBolt device to a USB port, not a USB device to Thunderbolt.
     
  9. Rockadile macrumors regular

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    Oops!

    3 years and still no TB/USB adapters :rolleyes:
     
  10. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Never will be. It'd be like trying to put a semi trailer 5th-wheel hitch on a Ford Pinto.
     

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