Usb 3.1 ssd to thunderbolt 2?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pierre1610, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. pierre1610 macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2009
    anyone know of a cable or adapter that will give me 10Gbps?

    I have a USB-c drive which gives 800MB/s over USB 3.1, I need to connect it to a 2013 Mac Pro and want more than USB 3 speeds.

    I know apple make a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter which should work. I wonder if it will give full usb 3.1 speeds though
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You can't directly convert a USB device to Thunderbolt. You'd need to take the drive out of that USB enclosure and then find an appropriate enclosure that's not USB to get more speed. So, if the drive is SATA internally, you would need a SATA to Thunderbolt 2 enclosure. Exactly what is the drive you have?
    One option would be to go Thunderbolt to eSATA with an adapter like this:
  3. pierre1610 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2009
    I want to go between 2 mac pro's a 6,1 and a 5.1 so can't swap enclosure
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You definitely could change enclosures, you'd just need a card for the 5,1. What you're looking to do is unlikely to be particularly cost effective, nor is it really likely to gain you a lot in performance.
  5. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    That adapter only converts between Thunderbolt 2 and 3, and offers no USB connectivity.

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