StarTech launches Thunderbolt 3 to USB Type-C adapters for high-bandwidth applications
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Thunderbolt 3 is becoming increasingly common on mainstream consumer laptops with many newer models offering nothing but USB Type-C ports as this single port can easily double as HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-A, RJ-45, and even charging. The HP Spectre 13, Asus Zenbook 3, Dell XPS 15 2-in-1, and MacBook Pro 15 are just a few examples where USB Type-C is the only option.
The latest StarTech accessories cater directly to these laptop owners who may have no choice but to resort to USB Type-C adapters for connecting legacy devices. The first adapter is the Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3.1 adapter that expands a Thunderbolt 3 port to USB Type-A 3.0, Type-A 3.1, Type-C Gen. 2, and two more Thunderbolt 3 ports. Its aim is to allow multiple high-bandwidth devices like SSDs, storage arrays, and capture devices to utilize a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
The second model is the smaller Thunderbolt 3 to eSATA adapter that converts a single Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C port to USB Type-A 3.1 (10 Gbps) and eSATA. This adapter should appeal to users with older eSATA drive enclosures as eSATA is no longer found on newer notebooks and many motherboards.
The StarTech Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3.1 and eSATA adapters are now shipping for $264 USD and $135 USD, respectively.