Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

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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
    2 out of 5 stars
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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

      202 of 233 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

      160 of 201 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

      189 of 270 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 flawlessly when connecting MacBook Pro with the Thundebolt display

      I am writing this review because I almost decided against purchasing this adapter due to the poor reviews. However, as I own 4 Apple Thunderbolt Displays I deci I am writing this review because I almost decided against purchasing this adapter due to the poor reviews. However, as I own 4 Apple Thunderbolt Displays I decided it was worth the risk. I am so very glad I did! It works FLAWLESSLY! If you've bought the new MacBook Pro and you are wondering how to connect it to your Apple Thunderbolt Display you should categorically go ahead and BUY THIS ADAPTER! The display connection itself is arguably better then the original as it is established faster; there is no degradation or flicker of any kind. It also DOES permits you to use the display camera, all of the USB ports, and the network port. ( I don't own any firewire devices so I did not test this ). The CONNECTION IS BIDIRECTIONAL despite what other reviews might suggest - cameras, USB drive, and the iPhone connect without any problems. This adapter does not provide power so you will need to connect your regular power supply in addition to this adapter. I do think Apple could have gone the extra step and created a replacement cable for the Thunderbolt Displays though at $29 this is a totally acceptable alternative.

      • Written by Kristoph C from Bellevue

      Is this review useful?works flawlessly when connecting MacBook Pro with the Thundebolt display

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work for me - HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch

      We tested out the adapter and it doesn't work with my HP zdisplay 30". Took off the adapter and tried the cable with my other laptop and worked just fine. W We tested out the adapter and it doesn't work with my HP zdisplay 30". Took off the adapter and tried the cable with my other laptop and worked just fine. What happened to it just works.

      • Written by Leslie-Anne F from Mountain View

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't work for me - HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not work with Dell U2412MB

      MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) running macOS Sierra 10.12.3 (16D32). Absolutely nothing happens when I plug in my dell monitor (work issued).

      • Written by Victor U from Austin

      7 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work with Dell U2412MB

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