- Oct 25, 2017
At least Apple's TB3 to TB2 adapter works as a bidirectional adapter—you can use it to adapt TB2 stuff to TB3 or vice versa, so you should be able to get a TB3 drive and just convert it down to one of your available ports.Yeah, especially since they no longer need to put a hard drive in it, only a slim flash storage card. But face it, they won't make it bigger. Once they shrink down they rarely make anything bigger. At least not noticeably or substantially.
Gonna have to buy an external SSD. But I hate that all I can find is USB-C now. No one has the old Thunderbolt style, and while it'll still be backwards compatible, I only have 4 USB ports on my iMac and two unused ThunderBolt 2 ports that I still can't use. I have to buy a hub just to use the drive anyway. Because I can't find any TB2 to USB3 adapters anyway. Everyone's given up and moved on from ThunderBolt 2 as a port connection.
Any solutions? Should I just suck it up and get a cheap USB hub? It needs to support a bunch of USB HDDs.
This is the SSD I'm currently looking at, only because it comes with the cable for USB-A as well as USB-C so I can still use it without having to make another purchase of a cable. And it's cheap. Either way it'll be much faster than what I'm currently experiencing.