PC Adapter bridges Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt 3.

Press Release Summary:

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter lets users connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices, such as docking stations, hard drive enclosures, and adapters, to PC's Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. Thunderbolt 3 technology, which uses USB-C connector to combine and deliver power, display, and connectivity signals in one connection, supports transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, dual 4K display support, power and charging up to 100 W, and support for DisplayPort and PCIe® protocols.

Original Press Release:

StarTech.com First to Market with Thunderbolt(TM) 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

Adapter allows Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 devices to connect to the latest Thunderbolt 3 PCs.

Lockbourne, OH –  StarTech.com announces today, the availability of the first Thunderbolt™ 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter on the market, which bridges new Thunderbolt 3 PCs to Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 peripheral devices. This gives users the ability to connect their Thunderbolt 3 PCs to the broad ecosystem of Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices.

While Thunderbolt 3 technology brings a new level of performance, there are still lots of Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 peripherals available on the market. This adapter gives users the opportunity to either purchase or continue to use Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 peripherals, such as docking stations, hard drive enclosures and adapters.

Thunderbolt 3 technology is different from previous Thunderbolt technologies because it uses the new USB-C connector to combine and deliver power, display and connectivity signals in a single connection. Thunderbolt 3 technology offers game-changing performance with transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, dual 4K display support, power and charging up to 100W, and support for both DisplayPort and PCI Express® protocols. With the new StarTech.com adapter users can connect their existing Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 devices to the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port on their PC.

“With the rapidly growing market of Thunderbolt 3 equipped systems, it is critical to enable these users to connect to existing Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 peripherals,” said Adrian Mezenberg, Vice President, Product Management at StarTech.com. “The launch of our Thunderbolt 3 Legacy Adapter continues StarTech.com’s tradition of enabling IT pros and business users to bridge new cutting edge technology with existing technologies, improving their productivity and extending their investment in IT equipment.”

The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter is available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and Australia, servicing a worldwide market.

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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