Would a Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapter count as adding another USB controller?

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  1. BlargKing macrumors regular

    BlargKing

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    Hello forum!

    I've gotten myself into a very specific problem with USB devices. Basically I'm a 3D animator, and I've gotten myself two of the new Kinect 2.0 sensors to use for motion capture. The problem is, the Kinects are really high bandwidth devices, and essentially it has to be 1 Kinect per USB controller. Now when I boot Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro (latest 15" model), I can plug 1 Kinect it and have it work, but since theres only one on board controller, I can only use 1 Kinect at a time.

    So my idea is to get one of these:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1075056-REG/kanex_ktu10_thunderbolt_to_usb_3_0_esata.html

    And use a thunderbolt port for USB 3.0.

    The problem is, I can tell if the adapter creates what would effectively be another USB 3.0 controller, or if its just some sort of pass-through for thunderbolt.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. BlargKing thread starter macrumors regular

    BlargKing

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    Hmm that would be ideal then.

    Anyone know a way to find out the brand of controller? Because the Kinects are picky as all heck.
     

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