Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

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  • Overview

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    The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lets you connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices — such as external hard drives and Thunderbolt docks — to any of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro.

    As a bidirectional adapter, it can also connect new Thunderbolt 3 devices to a Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port and macOS Sierra.

    In addition, it can be used to connect Thunderbolt-enabled displays — such as the Apple Thunderbolt Display and LG Thunderbolt 2 displays — to any of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro. However, using this adapter with an Apple Thunderbolt Display requires a power source, because the display does not provide power through the adapter.

    Note: This adapter does not support DisplayPort displays like the Apple LED Cinema Display or third-party DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort displays. For more information, visit the Apple Support page for the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter.

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    Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

  • 2.0 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Problems with chained displays, waking up from sleep / restarts

      This adapter does NOT duplicate the functionality of the Thunderbolt ports on MacBook Airs and legacy MacBook Pros when daisy-chaining accessories together. For This adapter does NOT duplicate the functionality of the Thunderbolt ports on MacBook Airs and legacy MacBook Pros when daisy-chaining accessories together. For example, I have a external hard drive chained to a DisplayPort monitor. On my old MacBook Air, the two would be recognized right away. I could wake up my computer from sleep (clamshell shut, hooked to external monitor and keyboard / mouse) and the hard drive would spin up and the monitor would turn on. With my new MacBook Pro and this adapter, however, waking up the computer from sleep, with the exact same connections, and the hard drive turns on but the monitor doesn't. If I open the lid of the laptop, then magically both displays will start working. Similarly, if I try to restart the computer in clamshell mode when the monitor is recognized and working (again, daisy-chained to the hard drive), upon being restart the monitor isn't recognized. If I try to open the lid of the laptop, then the MacBook Pro's own display won't even turn on, making me have to restart it. In short, this adapter doesn't work unless you have the most basic Thunderbolt setup. Don't expect anything daisy-chained to work. Don't expect restarts to work. Don't expect waking up from sleep to have your plugged-in accessories to work the same as when you put your computer to sleep.

      • Written by Josh H from Washington

      172 of 199 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Problems with chained displays, waking up from sleep / restarts

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Thunderbolt Display

      Just brought this home to use on my new late-2016 MacBook Pro 13. This adaptor allowed me to use my Thunderbolt display. Very happy!

      • Written by Gregory H from San Diego

      138 of 178 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Thunderbolt Display

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work with my Dell P2715Q 4k on mini-displayport

      Tried multiple mode (SST, MST Seconday) neither is working. it just does not detect my display at all. worthless for 2016 MacBook Pro. returning tomorrow.

      • Written by Gonghua D from Mason

      158 of 225 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't work with my Dell P2715Q 4k on mini-displayport

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works Great as Advertised

      I almost didn't buy this cable because of the poor reviews here, but quickly realized that people were NOT using it for the intended purpose! So I thought I'd c I almost didn't buy this cable because of the poor reviews here, but quickly realized that people were NOT using it for the intended purpose! So I thought I'd clarify that for those that don't know... This is a Thunderbolt 3, with Type C connector to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, NOT to mini display port or anything else! I use this to daisy chain my MOTU 828x and my UAD-2 Satellite DSP unit to my MacBook Pro 15 and it works flawlessly. Take a careful look at the product and contact Apple support first if you are unsure of whether or not your device is supported. I hope this helps.

      • Written by Jonathan D from San Diego

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Great as Advertised

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Stopped working after a week!

      I purchased this so my apple Thunderbolt Display could connect to my new Macbook Pro, worked great for the first week and then abruptly stopped working. In addi I purchased this so my apple Thunderbolt Display could connect to my new Macbook Pro, worked great for the first week and then abruptly stopped working. In addition, I need so many adapters that the once easy and clean job of connecting my laptop to the monitor, keyboard and power for charging now requires multiple adapters and resembles an octopus with cords coming from everywhere. Why isn't there a hub that allows me to connect all previous cords and pushes all those inputs through a single usb-c cord? I've found them for HDMI, USB, etc; but none that have a Thunderbolt 2, usb and usb-c inputs with a usb-c output. It seems like a huge miss, my monitor is an Apple product, but they didn't consider that input in any of the available hubs? At this point I've spent more time on researching issues and adapters than using the computer. Very frustrating experience!

      • Written by Michelle A from Huntertown

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stopped working after a week!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No usb-c to thunderbolt to dvi

      As others have said, this doesn't work as expected in some cases. But I want to describe my specific use case so it's clear what doesn't work. I have a Thund As others have said, this doesn't work as expected in some cases. But I want to describe my specific use case so it's clear what doesn't work. I have a Thunderbolt 2 to DVI adapter. Seems (somewhat) logical that a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter would allow me to use the same adapter. Nope. The box even has a picture of using the adapter to connect to a display. But it doesn't make clear that this use case isn't supported. So, to iterate: only Thunderbolt displays are supported.

      • Written by Joseph T from Seattle

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No usb-c to thunderbolt to dvi

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