usb 3 device in thunderbolt dock

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spinlud, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. spinlud macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014

    I have a macbook pro 15 late 2011 that has 2 usb port 2.0 and one thunderbolt port. My question is: if i use a thunderbolt dock (like belkin one) and connect to it an usb 3 drive, will it use the full bandwidth of usb3 or will be limited by usb 2.0 of the macbook pro?

    thanks in advance!
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It will be limited to the 2.5 Gb/s bandwidth of the Belkin.

    I suggest the Caldigit TB dock instead. That one gives the full 5 Gb/s bandwidth of USB 3.0. I use it on my early-2011 15" MBP and it works like a charm.
  3. spinlud thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014

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