Use first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices with your new Thunderbolt 3 computer

Use first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices with your new Thunderbolt 3 computer

  • Cost-effective solution for connecting older Thunderbolt peripherals to newer Thunderbolt 3 laptops or computers
  • Compatible with first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices
  • Thunderbolt Certified
  • Supplies power for bus-powered devices
Use first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices with your new Thunderbolt 3 computer

Connect older Thunderbolt peripherals to newer Thunderbolt 3 computers

With this adapter, you can connect newer Windows based Thunderbolt™ 3 computers to older Thunderbolt devices, such as external hard drives, Thunderbolt displays, and older Thunderbolt capable Mac computers. Newer Thunderbolt 3 computers include the latest models of Dell™ Precision and Dell XPS.

Backward compatible

Because this adapter is backward compatible, you can connect to first-generation Thunderbolt devices at 10Gbps speed. With Thunderbolt 2 devices, you can connect at 20Gbps. The adapter satisfies all requirements for bi-directional data transfers and simultaneous power for bus-powered devices.

Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility

Your computer’s Thunderbolt 3 ports might not function properly until you update one or more of the following on your computer:

  • BIOS
  • Thunderbolt firmware
  • Thunderbolt 3 controller drivers
  • Thunderbolt 3 software
The required updates will vary depending on your computer.

For an up-to-date list of affected computers and instructions, visit http://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates. If your manufacturer isn’t listed on the Thunderbolt website, contact your manufacturer.

Applications

  • Connect first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices to newer Windows based Thunderbolt 3 computers, such as models of Dell™ Precision and Dell XPS, and more