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Thunderbolt–USB adaptor for MacBook Pro


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I bought a MacBook Pro last October, one of the deciding factors for me being the Thunderbolt ports. I noted that Apple offered adaptors for peripherals with other types of connection but thought I'd delay buying any of these for a while.

I'd now like to buy an adaptor to enable me to connect something with a USB cable.

Apple's USB–Thunderbolt adaptors are very expensive but I have found some adaptors that look suitable for under £10 on eBay. (There are also many non-Apple adaptors that are fearsomely expensive.)

Is there any reason why I shouldn't buy the least expensive USB–Thuderbolt cable I can find?

Could a cheap adaptor damage the peripheral or the MacBook?

Also, I am confused by the reference to USB a, b and c. Is this refinement I really need to get to grips with? and if so, how?


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Hello sue. words

 

Some good reading that answers a lot of your questions better then I could...

 

https://appleinsider...new-macbook-pro


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Hello zep516

 

It is very kind of you to refer me to an article that is full of detailed information and clearly extremely authoritative. Unfortunately I am totally overwhelmed by it!

 

I tried to read it carefully but it is really very technical and I struggled to maintain my concentration.

 

Anyhow, I'm afraid that at the moment I don't know whether your answer is roughly "Yes, go ahead, buy a cheap one" or "No, don't touch anything costing less than about £40."

 

Could you possibly give me in broad terms your advice and then I promise I'll try much harder to read all the details in the article in the light of what you say?


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