Thunderbolt to USB3.0 adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Scottiemac11, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Scottiemac11, Mar 20, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011

    Scottiemac11 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2011
    Hey everyone - I ordered my new MBP 15" last week and I have been trolling the internet to try and find any sort of news or rumors or ANYTHING to suggest that there will be a thunderbolt to USB3.0 adapter.

    some of you may be thinking why the hell would you want that but at the moment there are a lot more usb3.0 peripherals out there than thunderbolt and it would just allow greater usability for my macbook pro.

    Seen something? Heard something? please post here I want/need to know!!!

    Edit: So it seems like there is another thread dedicated to this but its a bunch of people arguing about usb and thunderbolt. Please do not waste mine and everyone elses time doing this, thanks.
    (Also I only read the first page coz it was way to long.)
    Another thing- It was mentioned that a mbp refresh COULD include usb3.0 as intel has been looking into it or something - I will be a bit cut if this comes out, would there be any way to install a usb3.0 port IF this does come out?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. maarten64 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
  3. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    what about the expresscard 34 for 17" MBP - though this is very temperamental from what i heard...

    correct me if i am wrong, but it's osx lack of usb software support (in the case of expresscard 34 usb3 ports)... the lacie drivers and expresscard claim to offer one solution, only when coupled with lacie external hdd..and a string of problems
  4. endless17 macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    it'll be possible - eventually. the thunderbolt port is essentially an interface to the mainboard's PCI-E bus, so it's definitely possible. if someone is to make a USB 3.0 adapter, they'll have to write their own OS X drivers since the interface isn't native.
  5. DisMyMac macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2009
    Thunderbolt was out on Feb 24.... Are there any sort of adapters yet?
  6. chuckt2 macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2011
    Where's the USB3 adapters

    With absolutely no Thunderbolt peripherals for the "Rest of Us", and inexpensive USB3 peripherals everywhere, I think that Apple came dressed to the 9's for the dance, but no one will dance with her. All I want is a fast back-up drive for my MacBook Pro. I want an adapter or a drive, that’s all I want. You can get a 1.5 TB USB3 drive at Costco for $100.00. Please Apple don't let us down. I can't wait until 2012 for Intel's Ivy Bridge board with USB3 support.
  7. amoergosum macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    Exactly...and don't start with the 'USB 3.0' is a bag of hurt' cr*p.
    Just release a Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapter....PLEASE.
  8. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    monoprice said they are working on getting adapters.
  9. amoergosum macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    Sonnettech announced a FW800 to Thunderbolt adapter. I wonder
    why they didn't announce a Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapter instead.
    They would have sold more adapters for sure.


  10. amoergosum macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
  11. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    Someone needs to make a Thunderbolt docking station that incorporates USB 3, Firewire, ethernet, etc. I would buy one of those in a second.
  12. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    It sucks the 2012 MBP will have the new logic board supporting USB3 & Thunderbolt.
  13. stefmesman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    dang! these adapters look huge!
  14. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    This wont be out until 2089 prob.
  15. kirponos macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2011
    driver needed?

    Having read all these threads I'm still getting confused. But my question is clear-cut:
    With a Thunderbolt docking station in a Sandy Bridge Mac would it be possible to use several external normal USB 3 harddisks or only those with an individual mac-driver?

    Thanks for any clarification.
  16. mtbgtr macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
  17. DisMyMac macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2009
  18. Kafka, Nov 8, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011

    Kafka macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011

    EDIT: sorry about that but the situation is so ridiculous it's hard not to make fun :)
  19. Blu3*D3str0y3r macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    MacBook Pro

    Scottiemac11, i read that u've ordered mbp 15". I want to know its specs and especially its price that'd be in india. Plz dude, i want to buy mbp 13" but it does not have GPU. So i thought to buy 15" but dont know its price. If anyone knows mbp 15" price, please post here. Suggestions are appriciated.
  20. Giancarlo81 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2013
  21. island219 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    I need this for my MBP! Both my Internal USB ports are fried (the USB voltage regulator is fried!)
  22. Dekard macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2011
    Dallas, Texas

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