• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works one way :(

    Older devices -> 2018 Macbook Pro = ok
    Newer (usb-c) devices -> 2013 Mac Pro = nope!

    Maybe this works fine connecting thunderbolt 2 devices to a new macbook pro. But if you were wanting to use it to connect new devices to a computer with legacy ports (re: any computer other than the newest macbook pros) than you're SOL.

    $50 spent, and I still can't connect a usb-c hard drive to my Mac Pro tower.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as Display Port

    I can't connect Dell monitor with with it... Very dissapointed

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for me for an Apogee Duet 1 (with Firewire 400 port)

    I read most of all the negative reviews and hesitated to buy...
    But I took my chance because I still have seen a couple of good reviews related to audio equipment.
    I have a first generation Apogee Duet audio interface that has a Firewire 400 connector. That Apogee Duet 1 audio interface is perfect for my needs and I really didn't want to buy a 800$ Duet 2 (now USB) just because of a connector type...
    I was already using a Thunderbolt 1 to Firewire adapter to the Duet from my old Macbook Air 2011.
    I just got a new Macbook Pro w/touch bar and the 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.
    I couldn't find a single Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire adapter, so I decided to try to daisy chain the 2 adapters, and it worked flawless, hot plugged, no reboot, on first try, nothing further to do.
    Perfectly satisfied. Yes... 59$ is very expensive for an adapter, but with that kind of result, I give it 5 stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally Unreliable! "Just Doesn't Work!"

    Bought this AFTER calling Apple Tech Support to verify my application. I need to connect my new MBP-13 to my two daisy-chained Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Sometimes it works, sometimes the left monitor goes black, sometimes the right monitor goes black. Apple told me to try a hardware reset (Shift-Control-Option-Power held for 30 seconds), and at first this seemed to work and now it just doesn't. It just doesn't work and it's frustrating considering all the parts are Apple's. If Tim would stop pandering to China and focus - just for a second - on the core issues and the customers that put Apple where it is today, we probably wouldn't have all these problems. Jobs may not have been an engineer, but at least he was careful about the user experience.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    This is a review of the actual product, not the price!!

    If you actually take the time to read the product specs, this adapter converts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2/1. It is NOT a DisplayPort adapter. I bought this so I could use my old Elgato Thunderbolt 1 Dock with my new MacBook Pro 2017, and it works perfectly! I can access the Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, audio and USB3 ports on the dock. I can also use it with my Apple Thunderbolt 1 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. I am very pleased with this and it was well worth the £50 to keep using the old dock/adapters working. A lot of the negative reviews of this product are to do with the price. Only you can decide if it is worth the price. For me it was, because I can keep using my existing dock/adapters going, saving me £270. Result! :-D

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to thunderbolt 2 adaptor

    Just purchased this adaptor and asked at the Apple main store if it would work to connect my Samsung SSD external USB-C drive to my 2015 MaBook pro and the answer was yes. Doesn't work. Can't find the drive at all until I disconnect and re connect using the USB-C to USB3 cable supplied. Very annoying as now I have to take it back. This just costs time, money and a huge amount of frustration for customers who are usually loyal to the brand. Why can't apple get the simple things to work or at least label them accordingly? This means there is no way to use a USB-C drive with an older MacBook and I say older but my MacBook is actually less than 12 months old. Purchased new from Apple in Mid 2017 to avoid the new USB-C (only) model. Just driving more customers away. Nowadays I couldn't recommend apple to anyone, just getting too hard and costly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 RAID!!!

    Why does this adapter not work with LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 RAID?!

    Same problem on discussions thread 8139184

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless! A Waste!

    Apple might have hundreds of billions saved up...but they are not investing in keeping products useful. I bought one of these worthless devices. Worthless? Well, how do you connect a USB-C drive to an older MacBook Pro with Thunderport-2 outlets? With this very adapter of course. EXCEPT...it will NOT pass any power to the device! A total brick! Useless! What is the use in selling it, except to fleece us! What was Apple thinking we would use these for--decoration! Very, very very, very disappointing. The modern management, it seems, is becoming more greedy, and less helpful as time passes. Beautiful headquarters? Yes, but it won't help me use my hardware, or even retrieve data! They seem to be spending more time on fluff, and less on meat. Like more powerful computers, and peripherals that work. I would give it ZERO if it were possible.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Apple Thunderbolt Display to 2016 MacBook Pro w/USB-C

    Look carefully at negative reviews. If you are an Apple user, using Apple products, such as Thunderbolt Display to a 2016 MacBook Pro with USB-C ports, this works perfectly.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple fan no more

    So I was willing to accept having to buy a range of adaptors etc. For the first time after many years of using Apple products I admit defeat. You guys have completely lost your way. This is insane.

    I have a Thunderbolt Display (which was only discontinued 2 years ago). About 3 months ago I spent nearly $300 to have the power supply replaced since it appears to have many good years in yet or at least until Apple begin making displays again.

    When I bought my new MacBook Pro just last week the staff in the store didn’t know which adaptor I’d need to make it work with my display and was told to look on the website. Which I did, and bought this adaptor. Since I have a Thunderbolt Display I though the Thunderbolt adaptor would be the obvious choice.

    Got it home. Doesn’t work. Called the store. “Sorry - I don’t know. I’ll put you through to technical support”.

    Technical support eventually suggest “We’re telling people it’s a 50/50 whether it will work or not. You’ll need to buy a third party monitor”

    So because I upgraded my MBP I have to upgrade my monitor as well?!! You’re not even compatible with your own products!

    I wish Steve was still around.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most useless dongle ever; don't waste your money

    I have yet to make it work with any external display no matter what combination of cables/adapters I try. This is a useless product. Don't waste your money.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete garbage

    Will not purchase another apple product again. The dongle joke was funny at first but now I am infuriated!

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Has been working perfectly for nearly a year, 100% satisfied

    I have a 2017 macbook pro 13" no Touch Bar and use this adaptor for my Thunderbolt Display. Works just as well as it did on my air with absolutely no faults, and has been every since July, 2017 when I bought it along with my new pro.

    I use the three USB ports and the ethernet port on the back of the display constantly to 100% satisfaction, though I have never used it to daisy chain multiple displays.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No ability to support Display Port

    It's documented, but so sad. I have a $1000 display that is rendered useless by Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I have a new MacBook Pro that is only USB-C. The only reason I've done this is because nobody makes new Thunderbolt 2 external drives at a reasonable cost any more, and I need a new external drive, so I figured I'd deal with only USB-C. So then I purchased this adapter.

    This is turning into a major headache. This adapter does not work. My external hard drive won't connect and my external monitor won't connect. I didn't have these issues on my older MacBooks. I'm thinking of just returning this MacBook and getting a windows machine at this point. This new MBP has been nothing but a pain to deal with since they removed all connectivity that people actually use.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't work with Samsung's 4K display

    4K display that worked fine with a Thunderbolt (to DisplayPort) port on a 2013 Macbook DOES NOT WORK AT ALL with this Thunderbolt adapter. No signal, nothing.

    Now I have an expensive dongle, an expensive monitor and an expensive laptop — all useless. Thanks, Apple.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't seem to be bidirectional

    I wanted to connect a USB-C SSD to my Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports. It didn't work, the MacPro never detected the SSD. Just to make sure the adapter was not DOA I tried connecting a Thunderbolt 2 HDD to my wife's newer Macbook Air with USB-C ports, no problem, it worked. So either this adapter is not bidirectional contrary to Apple's claim or it does not work with an SSD. I was able to connect the SSD to a USB 3.0 port on the Mac Pro with the supplied USB-C/USB-A cable but given the USB 3.0 is much slower than Thunderbolt 2 I wasn't getting the speed benefit of the SSD, which was the whole reason why I wanted an SSD.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C SSD to Thunderbolt2 on MacPro-Imac

    This Item doesn't work if you are trying to connect a USBC SSD Self Powered drive through a Thunderbolt 2 cable to a Mac with Thunderbolt 2 ports.
    Doesn't support self powered devices.
    It would have been helpful if this was explained in the product description.
    I can't connect my GTech SSD to my MacPro using this device, the only method to connect it is using a USB3 to USBC cable, not ideal for me.
    $85.00 NZ wasted.
    I went into two Apple AuthorisedRetailers today and both told me it would work and couldn't understand why it wasn't, even the techs said it would work.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but too expensive

    The reason I want to write this review is there are too many negative feedback claiming that this product doesn't work. Well, IT WORKS FOR ME!! I use this adapter to connect my 13" MBP 2017 to Apple Thunderbolt Display.

    However, I can say that these days, Apple requires me to get too many adapters to get things up and running and it is SO EXPENSIVE.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock

    I can now use all my Thunderbolt 2 devices.

    This is my working config :

    MBP 15 inch 2017 > this Adapter > Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Dock > Matrox Triple Head 2 Go (DisplayPort Edition)

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