Is TB1 viable?  

 

 chx
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December 10, 2017 6:08 pm  

There are a few cheaper and/or interesting boxes from time to time on eBay which only have TB1. My laptop has an Alpine Ridge LP so it’s already limited to 20 gbit — i know TB1 is 10 gbit I am just saying I am not losing that much 🙂 And PCIe 2.0 x1 adapters are fine so bandwidth wise I am not worried. I am wondering whether the Apple adapter would work and whether there are any other challenges I am missing.

 

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ikir
 ikir
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December 11, 2017 12:10 am  

You can find some test here, comparison table and also some YouTube video showing good performance. TB1 will limit you but also older computer with tTB1 will be a limit. Use a mind range GPU and you will have a nice boost compared to integrated. Try to find a cheap RX 470/570

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 chx
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December 11, 2017 12:39 am  

As I mentioned , the  laptop is spanking new and has TB3… just crippled TB3. Anyways, thanks for the info!


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