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Varun Trikha
G-RAID thunderbolt 3 connected to thunderbolt 2 iMac
on Aug 9, 2019 at 5:55:13 am

Hello,

How can I use G-Tech G-RAID Thunderbolt 3 with my 2014 iMac with thunderbolt 2 ports? I can't find a thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter but I have come across thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter from Apple.

So, is it possible that I could connect a thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter to the G-RAID drive and connect a thunderbolt 2 wire (thunderbolt 2 on both ends) to my iMac and to the adapter. Will that work fine and give me thunderbolt 3 speed?

Or should I just use a G-RAID Thunderbolt 2 drive with my iMac?

Thank you.


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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: G-RAID thunderbolt 3 connected to thunderbolt 2 iMac
on Aug 12, 2019 at 11:32:07 am

The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter works in both directions.
So, using that, you can connect a Thunderbolt 2 Mac to a Thunderbolt 3 drive.
Or, you can connect a newer Thunderbolt 3 Mac to an older Thunderbolt 2 drive.
Both work with the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter.
Other brands may not work, but the Apple one works for sure.

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Rainer Wirth
Re: G-RAID thunderbolt 3 connected to thunderbolt 2 iMac
on Aug 13, 2019 at 2:39:37 pm

Hi folks,

the adapter works, but the speed is Thunderbolt2 provided with your imac

cheers

Rainer

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Varun Trikha
Re: G-RAID thunderbolt 3 connected to thunderbolt 2 iMac
on Aug 14, 2019 at 7:50:10 am

Thank you very much. This information is highly useful,

I made a huge mistake though. After several unsuccessful attempts in contacting G-Tech and after having talked to the Apple customer care number a couple of times, I still had not found a certain answer to my query. With the work pressure building up, I hastily placed an order for the thunderbolt 2 drive on amazon. I wish I had waited a bit more. Since I have unpacked the drive, I dont think it is possible to return it or exchange it with the thunderbolt 3 drive and pay the surplus. But I guess it's life and hopefully I have learnt my lesson.

Thanks again for your help.


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