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StarTech Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter - Windows and Mac

Web ID: 19675

Use first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices with your new Thunderbolt 3 computer - Thunderbolt? 3 to Thunderbolt adapter ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST!
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Manufacturer PN: TBT3TBTADAP
GTIN: 065030864138
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With this adapter, you can connect Windows and Mac based Thunderbolt™ 3 computers to older Thunderbolt devices, such as external hard drives, Thunderbolt displays, and older Thunderbolt capable Mac computers.

A Thunderbolt 3 laptop connected to a Thunderbolt 2 drive enclosure, using the TBT3TBTADAP adapter

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 Logo

The TBT3TBTADAP is backed by a 2-year warranty for guaranteed reliability.

Learn more about Thunderbolt

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 https://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates. If your manufacturer isn?t listed on the Thunderbolt website, contact your manufacturer.

Connector A Thunderbolt? 3 USB-C (24-pin) Male
Connector B Thunderbolt? 2 (20 pin) Female
Cable Jacket Type PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Cable Shield Type Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Braid
Connector Plating Nickel
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 86 g [3 oz]
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 200 mm [7.9 in]
Color Black
Product Height 16 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 280 mm [11 in]
Product Weight 64 g [2.3 oz]
Product Width 59 mm [2.3 in]
OS Compatibility Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit only), macOS Sierra (10.12)
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Any host system that doesn?t provide the full 15W of bus power won?t work with this device. Consult the manufacturer of your host system to determine how much bus power your host system provides.
  This adapter is compatible with Thunderbolt? displays only. It will not work with Mini DisplayPort (mDP) or DisplayPort (DP) monitors.
What's in the Box
Included in Package Thunderbolt? 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter