Are the thunderbolt plugs and sockets interchangeable (1 and 2) like the USB 2 and 3?

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Kanex Thunderbolt to eSATA + USB 3.0 Adapter

Kanex Thunderbolt to eSATA + USB 3.0 Adapter

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  • backward compatible, but not interchangeable.
    A USB 3 device will not exceed USB 2 speeds when attached to a USB 2 computer

    • Answered by Thomas M from San Francisco