Multidock 10g adapted to Thunderbolt 2?

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njrsound

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Multidock 10g adapted to Thunderbolt 2?

PostTue Nov 19, 2019 6:15 am

Hi there, is anyone successfully using a Multidock 10g (with the USB-c ports) via and adapter to a computer fitted with Thunderbolt 2 ports. Looking around Internet forums it's still unclear to me if if the "USB-C" ports are actually Thunderbolt 3 or not.
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Re: Multidock 10g adapted to Thunderbolt 2?

PostFri Nov 22, 2019 7:03 pm

Hello Nick. The USB-C is a connector and doesn't define which type or signal capability is available. On most computers, there will be a logo like USB or the Thunderbolt to define the type of signal is supported. Otherwise, you would need to look at the motherboard specifications to know. The Multidock 10G requries a Thunderbolt 3 connection for all of the supported functionality. A TB2 to TB3 adaptor will not provide this. Also a Thunderbolt Cable and not a USB Cable even if it has the same connectors. This is understandable confusion of course.

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Re: Multidock 10g adapted to Thunderbolt 2?

PostFri May 15, 2020 10:41 pm

Please can you confirm if the 10g is USB-C or TB3? I'm seeing conflicting information in loads of different places.

The device images don't have a Thunderbolt logo, in fact they say USB-C, and the manual for the 10g is bundled with the Thunderbolt 2 version so it's very hard to differentiate which is which in places.

What's the best way to hook up the 10g to an iMac 5k Late 2014 - which has TB2 and USB 3.0 ports (not USB-C)?

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