thunderbolt to USB3?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HBOC, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    kind of hosed myself stocking up on FW800 drives since i had a 5 year old iMac. Now that i bought a new MBP, i gain a #%$t load of stuff, but loose 2 USB ports (but gain 2 TB2 ports). the said thunderbolt ports go unused.

    is there no TB to USB3 adapters? I guess i could get a USB hub, but the last one i got sparked when i hooked it up to my then new early 2011 15" MBP (kensington brand, not a shady $2 hub). am i better off just getting a hub and hoping for the best? mono price has one for $20 - and i have had great luck with their products
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There are Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapters (like this one), but they are not cheap. A USB hub is certainly a better option. You might want to get a wall-powered hub if you don't need it to be portable.
     
  3. HBOC thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok, thanks. I was a bit shocked at how much they cost. that is what i get trying to mix new and old tech :)
     
  4. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Expensive? It's about the cheapest Thunderbolt device on the market...
     
  5. HBOC thread starter macrumors 68020

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    that may be true, but considering a thunderbolt to FW is $29 from apple, just seems a tad high to me.
     

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