Questions tagged [thunderbolt]

For questions about hardware incorporating Intel/Apple's Thunderbolt I/O connection technology.

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PCIe to Thunderbolt on Linux

So I've been Googling forever and can't seem to find any info on this. I would like to know if there is a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt card that works with Linux (if there are drivers for it). Has anyone ...
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Custom in-desk panel

I would like to get rid of cable clutter and enhance my desk. However, I'm struggling to find the components for making it work. What I would like to do is including ports in the table, mainly ...
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Laptop recommendation for 2 monitors at home, drawing, programming and occasionally gaming

Lately I have been running in problem with my recent laptop and i have decided to buy a new one. I have been looking for a laptop to answer the following things: Powerful CPU (Kaby Lake i7 with Dual ...
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Where to Obtain an Expansive Thunderbolt 3 Port Expander Suitable for Mobile Use With a MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and Touch ID?

     Where might I find or commission a pre-made or custom-order a rather fully featured port-expansion hub or dock-like accessory designed to nest neatly underneath a 15-inch ...
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Thunderbolt 3 dock with USB 2.0 (*not* USB 3) controller

I have a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports, to which I want to connect an Allen & Heath digital mixing desk via USB to be able to capture multi-channel audio. This desk uses isochronous mode ...
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A Simple USB-C Thunderbolt Splitter Capable of Charging and Outputting Video?

I'm wondering if there exists any kind of splitter USB-C splitter that allows for charging and Thunderbolt display through a single port. I know they have this for splitters the take a USB-C ...
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Best method to connect Thunderbolt 2 external RAID drive to a new custom built PC

Soon I will upgrade from a Mac-based system to a custom built PC for video post-production (I haven't yet decided on the components which is why I'm asking about this). One issue is that I currently ...
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Windows/Linux Laptop with thunderbolt 2, under $700 USD

Will be using this mainly for livestreaming. 1080p30 is the max resolution & fps I will be streaming. Will never do a 60 fps stream. Livestreaming mainly through OBS, and once in a while with ...
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KVM Switch for a Gaming PC and a new Macbook?

I have a Gaming PC and a newer Macbook. I want to connect these two to a monitor (displayport, 2k 144hz), keyboard/mouse (2 USB 2.0), and headset (speaker/mic). So, I am looking for a KVM (or ...
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Fanless, LTE and thunderbolt convertible / 2-in-1 / tablet laptop suggestion?

I would highly appreciate your suggestions regarding the device I have been searching for last couple of months. Please accept my apologies for the long question, I found no other way to ask my doubts ...
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Thunderbolt options for ASUS Z10PE-16/4L

I'd like to add Thunderbolt I/O to an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard. Hopefully through a PCIe card. It seems ASUS ThunderboltEX II isn't compatible, and HP Thunderbolt-2 PCIe 1-Port I/O Card F3F43AT ...
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Switching 2 monitors plus a TV (and mouse and keyboard) to a PC and a MacBook Pro

I'm looking for a solution that can help me switch between using my MacBook Pro for work and my Windows 10 PC for play, using two desktop monitors and a TV. Ideally this would include a KVM to switch ...
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Maximum length of Thunderbolt / USB-C cable

Let's say I have a USB-C connection used in alternate mode, which is used to connect my notebook with a docking station and carries USB 3, video data as well as network connectivity. What are my ...
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thunderbolt 3 to pci express adapter

I've a Thinkpad X1 3rd generation tablet, which has thunderbolt 3 slots. I am thinking about getting an external GPU enclosure since the thunderbolt 3 protocol itself supports interfacing with PCIe. ...
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Macbook eGPU to be used only for external monitors

I have a Macbook Pro (13 inch, two Thunderbolt 3 ports) connected to two external monitors. I'm looking to purchase a GPU to sit in an eGPU enclosure (the AKiTiO node) purely to be able to support ...
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A reasonably-priced Thunderbolt PCIe enclosure

I am looking to play some games on my MacBook Pro and would like to add an external GPU to it. Searching around I found that a Thunderbolt to PCIe enclosure works fine for that purpose, however all ...
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A Thunderbolt 3 adapter for M.2 SSD

I use the live edition of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for work, and every day I pack up my 128Gb USB 3.0 thumb drive in the morning and drive to work, where I insert that drive back into my work computer. The ...