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thanhtacles
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Any way to make an EXP GDC Beast and ADT R43sg forward compatible with Thunderbolt3.0 too?

So I'd like to get one of these two aforementioned options to bring life to an old ThinkpadT440s to game. But I'd also like to futureproof my eGPU for when I get a future laptop with Thunderbolt enabled. Neither of these have Thunderbolt-in. So far my research has led me to ADT-Link R43SG where someone managed to exploit the adapter's M.2 male plug into a Wavlink UTE02's M.2 nVME to Thunderbolt. It seems like this should be a solid plan no? Is there something I'm missing or some connection incompatibility? Has anyone tried this so that they can use their R43 for both old and new laptops? Are there other ADT adapters I should be looking at?

Currently experimenting with a T440s.


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Jwells uh huh
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What exact features do the  https://egpu.io/go/adt-linkr43sg  have over the  https://egpu.io/go/adt-linkr43s ? I'm trying to build an egpu for the absolute lowest price possible for a gtx1650 or similar wattage card/low end card

Also, I've looked around and haven't seen any cheaper alternatives to the Wavlink nvme ssd to thunderbolt 3 for converting the adt-link m.2 to plug in a thunderbolt 3 port. I heard intel dropped their royalties on thunderbolt with the upcoming usb4, how long before we see a price drop on thunderbolt products?

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joevt
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@jwells_uh_huh, you probably don't need the extra features of the r43sg. I've used many of the r4x cables without issue.

 

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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Jelum
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Hi, I want to get a get the same thing working for my Laptop (2018 MacBook Pro 13). Since the options for the NVME to TB3 adapters in here are either not available at the moment in my region, or more expensive than the option I found, I wanted to ask, if someone knows if that stuff would work with the OWC Envoy Express. I don't see a reason it would not work, since it looks relatively similar to what is described here, but I just wanted to get sure I did not miss something important, that would make it incompatible (since I am not really very experienced on the hardware side).

If it seems ok, I would order it and try it out as soon as it gets delivered (their page says august...).

2018 MacBook Pro 13 + RX 480


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joevt
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@jelum, it should work.

I haven't seen anyone do a review to explain why the max bandwidth is only 1553 MB/s instead of 2500 MB/s. It probably uses PCIe 3.0 x2 or PCIe 2.0 x4 or maybe the Thunderbolt connection is limited to 20 Gbps? I suppose the lower bandwidth isn't a major problem - most performance is lost just because it's Thunderbolt - changing the bandwidth isn't going to help much (some GPU benchmarks show PCIe 3.0 x1 is faster than Thunderbolt 3).

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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Jelum
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@joevt, Thanks, I'll try It out soon then. Hope they will start shipping soon. Though the ADT part takes round a month to be delivered currently anyway, so I am not in a hurry for that part... As soon as I have all I will put it together, test it and tell how it works.

 

2018 MacBook Pro 13 + RX 480


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Yuen Kevin
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Hi folks, I purchase   ADT-Link R43SG-TB3 with my GTX1070 but cannot manage to get it works...

 

 I've tried to plug it with my mac mini (in Bootcamp) and my ThinkPad X1, it keeps showing 2 green lights, 1 orange light, and the fans are working... But nothing happens in my device tho...

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solomani
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Posted by: @yuen_kevin

 I've tried to plug it with my mac mini (in Bootcamp) and my ThinkPad X1, it keeps showing 2 green lights, 1 orange light, and the fans are working... But nothing happens in my device tho...

I have a similar issue on my MacBook.  I am guessing the pins need to change?

Nando (or anyone with a working setup) could you share your jumper/switch configuration?  

Thanks.

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Hoak
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Searching the forums there are several mentions of older egpu adapters, but AliExpress has range of what look like a very inexpensive ways to try out an eGPU with just self standing cards in an adapter like:

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Just wondering if anyone has any experience with anything like one of these or these?

 

 

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Steve Tsokev
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I read through the entire thread and have a question: would replacing the  ADT-Link R43SG with the much cheaper  EXP GDC Beast work with this setup? In other words instead of DT-Link R43SG + Wavlink UTE02  + TB3 cable, the setup is EXP GDC Beast + Wavlink UTE02 + TB3 cable.

HP Zbook 15 G2 UHD, discrete card only Quadro m2200. Aorus Gaming Box 1070 with Asus RTX 2060 card in it.


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