USB-C 3.0 to 3.1 Gen2 adaptor

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  1. MacUse-R macrumors regular

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    So if I have a computer with a USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (USB-C 3.0) port, is there any kind of active adaptors/converters which can make the port a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port instead, so that the speed increases from 5 Gbps to 10 Gbps, and so that the port can handle higher wattage/Amperage?

    Is this even possible to convert to a newer/faster standard? Im thinking if the adaptor has some active electronics inside then maybe that could be possible, or am I thinking totally wrong here?
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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  3. MacUse-R thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I suspected that, but who knows in todays day and age, nowadays they invent all kinds of electronic gadgets. It was worth a try though. Thanks.
     
  4. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    What machine do you have? Macs have had thunderbolt ports for a number of years - they won’t handle eg the 100 watts USB-PD does but even TB1 will do 10Gbit that USB3.1g2 specifies.
     
  5. dwig macrumors 6502a

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    The old rule of the universe still applies: no chain is stronger than its weakest link.

    While an active interface could be built that connected to client devices at USB 3.1gen2 speeds on one side and to a host at USB 3.0 or 3.1gen1 speeds on the other, the end effect would be client-to-host speeds being limited to the USB3.0/3.1gen1 speeds as that is the "weakest link".
     

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