Questions tagged [thunderbolt]

Thunderbolt is a bus interface (like USB) developed by Intel and Apple that is capable of high transfer speeds and daisy-chaining. It is based off of the PCI Express and MiniDisplayPort technologies.

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Is it safe to connect my Samsung monitor thunderbolt port to HP laptop dock station thunderbolt port?

I have a Samsung monitor which has a thunderbolt port with 85w label on it. Currently I connect it to my HP laptop dock thunderbolt port and video display is working fine. But I believe both of them ...
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Is it possible to use Displayport 2.0 on Thunderbolt 3?

According to Vesa, Displayport 2.0 products will be released late of 2021. I want to use Displayport 2.0 monitor but I need new laptop right now. If I buy a laptop has thunderbolt 3 right now, Can I ...
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When is it necessary to use a 40gb thunderbolt 3 (active) cable rather than a 20gb cable (passive)? [duplicate]

For someone who is looking into a 2m thunderbolt 3 cable, you'll find you have 2 options: Passive or Active. One supports 20gb, the other 40gb. However, you'll find it's difficult to tell in what ...
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Opposite of a Thunderbolt/USB-C docking station?

I have a device which takes a (singular, 1080p, 60Hz) HDMI or DisplayPort sink, a USB-C PD source, and a good ol' USB3 hub (with some builtin peripherals on that hub, for good measure), and provides ...
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Second monitor won't auto-detect when switching with KVM, thunderbolt port, and OWC external box

Please read my setup first! (new) Laptop with thunderbolt 3 port... connects to => OWC Hard drive enclosure (has Displayport!) ... connects to => KVM switch... connects to => External ...
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Increase thunderbolt DP throughput, possibly by Re-allocating thunderbolt lanes?

I have a DELL dock WD15 user guide (pdf) (Thunderbolt via USB-C) and it's frustrating to use, because it only supports 4k@30 Hz due to only having two allocated DP lanes. I was wondering if it is ...
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Multiple power-adapters on Dell XPS 9500

I have the 2020 Dell XPS 9500 with the WD19TB Thunderbolt dock. The laptop can be powered by the dock alone or it can be powered by its own power supply. I have been running it fine with just the ...
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Does Thunderbolt 3 speed up access to non-Thunderbolt drives?

I am about to buy a new laptop and am considering one with a Thunderbolt 3 port - if it would speed up my backups to external drive. Obviously, if the external drive is al TB 3, that would be optimal. ...
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macOS Big Sur troubleshoot

After updating to Big Sur my J5create model JCA374 usb multi adapter does not connect to internet (ethernet adapter) after replugging the adapter. (plug and unplugged) I have to restart the laptop to ...
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Laptop slow when closing the lid

I recently bought a MSI prestige 14-a10sc-067xes which has: 16GB RAM 1TB SSD GeForce GTX 1650 4GB And the important thing about this - 2 thunderbolt 3 ports The laptop is an absolute beast, it works ...
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How can I get my Apple Thunderbolt display working on a Asus Zenbook with Thunderbolt 4 ports?

I recently purchased an Asus Zenbook 15 with two Thunderbolt 4 ports. I have an older 27" Apple Thunderbolt display that I'd like to use with it. I purchased the apple TB2 to TB3 adapter but I ...
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My MacBook Air M1 (2020) drains the battery faster than expected when I keep my Android phone connected to it

The battery drains very quickly on my MacBook Air M1 (2020) when I keep an Android phone connected to it. I use it for app development. Is there any way I could stop the Android device from charging? ...
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Thunderbolt 3: Can I get “Power Delivery” *output* on a TB3 hub/chip?

tl;dr: read title. Thunderbolt 3 hubs often have a "power delivery" port (alt: usb-c port that may support usb-pd). Are they input only, or also output, or 'maybe, good luck getting the ...
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Displayport > 500ms delay when used over Thunderbolt docking station (premiere pro). How to correct by Hardware or Software

I have two 4k - monitors connected to a Thunderbolt 3.0 docking station on which I connect my laptop. In general, I notice a slight lag of the monitors in respect to the laptop's built-in 4k display. ...
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XPS 15 9550 with Ultrasharp 25 U2520D

I am currently trying to get my Ultrasharp 25 U2520D to work with my XPS but had no luck so far. Connecting the Monitor over Thunderbolt 3 doesn't seems to do a thing and I'm wondering why. The specs ...
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Do Thunderbolt 3 adapters work on Thunderbolt 4 ports?

I'm waiting for my new laptop to be delivered which has a Thunderbolt 4 port, however I can not figure out if a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 x DisplayPort adapter will work, or any other Thunderbolt 3 to X ...
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Can i use mini-DP to Dvi adapter on macbook pro mid 2012(thunderbolt 1) to connect to my monitor?

I have macbook pro mid 2012, which has thunderbolt 1, I want to connect it to my monitor (HP Pro Display P221). Then thunderbolt to dvi adapter is required, But i can't find any adapter to do this ...
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Can I use Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter to connect a Thunderbolt 2 port to a VGA display?

I've a MacBook early 2015 that has Thunderbolt 2 ports. I have an old VGA monitor that I would like to use. I'm currently using HDMI port to connect my first monitor (VGA will be second).
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How could I boot my Ubuntu 20.04 laptop to show 2 external monitors and usb devices connected to a USB-C/DisplayLink- Hub without reconnecting?

Here is my system setup: ASUS ROG G752VSK with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 Mobile with driver : nvidia-driver-455 - third-party free recommended (installed from ubuntu nvidia ppa for beta drivers (...
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Error: “Thunderbolt controller has experienced an issue and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed”

I'm receiving this error on my Lenovo ThinkPad x1: A Thunderbolt controller has experienced a problem and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed. Device Details:...
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Can I connect a Thunderbolt 2 device to an Asus ThunderboltEX 3 mini display port input?

I'm about to buy an audio interface that connects to the computer via Thunderbolt 2, which uses a mini display port connection. In the other hand, my computer has the Asus ThunderboltEX 3 PCIe card ...
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USB-C display compatibility

I'm searching for a monitor to connect it to my Surface Book 3 15". And I want to use only the USB-C cabele (also use to load my laptop). The Surface Book offers USB 3.x Gen 2 @ 10Gb/s DP alt ...
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PC as thunderbolt dock for another PC

Assume we have two PCs A and B, both of which has thunderbolt 3 ports. Is it possible for A to act as a thunderbolt dock for B? That is, after connecting A and B directly with a thunderbolt cable, ...
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Why does Windows' “Pause” option when moving/copying files take so long to work?

I have just bought a Samsung T7 1 TB SSD and am trying to move ~200 GB of data on to it from my laptop's internal SSD. I stupidly tried to do this with File Explorer's built-in move capabilities ...
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I think I may have wasted some money. Can a docking station work with a USB switcher?

I have a desktop for home use and a laptop for work. I want them to share monitors/peripherals (keyboard/mouse/headset). So, I had an old HP G2 Thunderbolt lying around.. For monitors, it works fine. ...
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Can a Thunderbolt device present itself as a USB device on systems that don't support Thunderbolt?

My question is whether the Thunderbolt 3 standard (essentially a super set of USB 3) allows a device to operate in a 'backwards compatible' manner when connected to a port that only supports USB. For ...
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How to use laptop i/o devices **transparently** for mac mini

I was thinking about getting a mac mini and have inevitably run into the question of how to make use of the thing that has integrated all the necessary IO devices, namely, the laptop. Googling "...
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What is the advantage of connection to the monitor USB-C port vs. the display port

Some monitors have, among other ports, a display port connector as well as a USB-C connector. Assuming a laptop also have a USB-C port with a THUNDERBOLT 3 support. Is there a real difference, in ...
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Determine which protocol is being used over USB?

How can I see which protocol is being used over USB? I would like to verify that NVMe is being used over Thunderbolt 3/USB 3. It behaves as the NVMe enclosure advertised–I could probably boot off this ...
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Connect 2015 macbook air to imac display

I'll be working from home so need a larger screen than on my 13" macbook air. I have an iMac 25" that i can use as the external display; it's useless as a desktop! The macbook has a ...
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How do I determine the speed of a Thunderbolt cable connection to an eGPU?

I've just bought a new cable to connect my machine to my eGPU and connected it following these instructions. The cable claims it operates at 40 Gbps. How do I verify that it's doing so? I am using ...
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XPS 13 - one TB port faster than the other?

I have a new XPS 13 9300 with 2x TB3 ports. I use a Dell WD19TB dock to connect to my monitor, an LG 34GK950F. The monitor handles up to 144hz which I make use of through my gaming PC. When connecting ...
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Connecting two monitors through single thunderbolt 3 port

I have Lenovo C940 Yoga 2-in-1 which comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. I also have Lenovo USB-C 3-in-1 Hub. This is image on above link: But when I connect two monitors to thunderbolt, one from ...
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Using laptop components as peripherals to PC

Is it possible to use my laptop components (display, touchpad, keyboard, audio in/out etc) as peripheral to a desktop computer? Ideal usage scenario is following: Linux is on laptop and workstation ...
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What cable do I connect to my Macbook to Thinkpad GEN-2 dock?

I bought two monitors without thinking what else I need to actually use them with the setup I have. Macbook Pro 2015 Video Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt Display 1 x HDMI https://support.apple.com/kb/sp719?...
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Thunderbolt 3 - calculate bandwith required by monitors

As described by the Thunderbolt 3 Technology Brief DisplayPort signals transmitted over Thunderbolt 3 links have higher priority than PCIe/USB data so in case the total required bandwidth exceeds the ...
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Windows 10 - Prevent external monitor (that is plugged into a thunderbolt dock) from turning off when laptop lid is opened

I typically use my laptop with it plugged into a thunderbolt dock and the lid closed. Sometimes I need to open up the lid so that I can use the webcam. Upon opening the lid the external display that ...
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Can I connect my MacBook to my Windows PC via thunderbolt 3?

I recently built a PC where its motherboard support thunderbolt 3. However, it only has thunderbolt 3 header, so it comes to my mind to buy a thunderbolt PCIe card to connect my MacBook and PC ...
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Use Laptop as Second Monitor with Thunderbolt 3

I have two laptops, one being work laptop with a mini HDMI output port and one being a personal laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 port. The work laptop does not allow wireless connectivity to my personal ...
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Active/Passive Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI [closed]

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" that has four thunderbolt 3 ports. Currently I have three cheap-o USB C to HDMI adapters that work well, but I feel like there is a drag on my system resources. My ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display goes black on Windows 10 login screen

I have ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX motherboard with Thunderbolt 3. I want to use Apple Thunderbolt Display with Windows 10. After installing the drivers it started working however it does not work ...
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How to connect 2 Apple Thunderbolt Displays to Windows PC with Asus ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card, if Possible?

I was able to connect one thunderbolt display to my windows PC because I'm using an Asus thunderboltEX 3 PCI-E card. However, I bought another thunderbolt display, connected it to my first one in ...
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Can a Thunderbolt cable be “TB3” is it doesn't support 40GB/s

As I understood, thunderbolt 3 specs include a bitrate of 40Gb/s. How can this startech cable be TB3 if it's only 20Gb/s ? https://www.startech.com/be/nl/Kabels/thunderbolt-3-kabels/thunderbolt-3-...
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Is there a way to tell if a device supports Power Delivery (PD) via Thunderbolt?

My laptop is an EVGA SC15 and has a Thunderbolt 3 port on it, but no where can I find if it supports Power Delivery for charging the laptop. Is there a way to see if it does? Thunderbolt website for ...
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How can I use an Apple Thunderbolt 2 display with PC hardware?

I currently use an Apple Thunderbolt display with my MacBook. It uses Thunderbolt 2, the connector which looks like Mini DisplayPort, but isn't. I'm building a new PC, and I'd like to be able to use ...
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Is is possible to connect 27" Thunderbolt Display using the Thunderbolt port on the back of the display?

Normally you use the non-removable Thunderbolt cable with the MagSafe connector to your computer. However, I think my cable is broken. The display flickered on once and then died a few moments later (...
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What can a program find out about a USB-C cable attached to the computer?

I plug an unknown USB-C cable into my computer. Theoretically, could a program read information about that cable? In particular: What version of USB it supports: 2.0, 3.1, etc. Whether it supports ...
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Dell XPS 13 9370 not recognizing thunderbolt devices

I have an issue on my Dell XPS 13 9370 running Ubuntu Linux 19.10. I would like to use an external HDMI display with my laptop. I am using a Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI adapter to connect my laptop to my ...
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Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3

How can I connect a thunderbolt 2 device to my PC that has a thunderbolt 3 port? Do I need to buy the expensive Apple cable "Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" or are there any ...
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detect USB C/ Thunderbolt 3 connection in event viewer?

I have recently made a simple PowerShell script that upon connection of a PnP device checks whether a "razer naga" mouse is connected and runs the synapse software. Upon disconnection of the device, ...

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