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Banana137
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I tried to look for an adapter, but could only find apple's TB2 to TB3 addapter (I need the other way around)...

do you know where can I find the right cable? (tb2 - to the computer, tb3 - for the egpu)

I have seen people here saying that they have simillar setup, so I guss it is possibae...

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itsage
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The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter is bi-directional. You can use it for pairing Thunderbolt 3 Macs with Thunderbolt 2 eGPU enclosures or the other way around, Thunderbolt 1/2 Macs to Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures.

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Banana137
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Posted by: itsage

The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter is bi-directional. You can use it for pairing Thunderbolt 3 Macs with Thunderbolt 2 eGPU enclosures or the other way around, Thunderbolt 1/2 Macs to Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures.

oh, I didn't know that, Thanks!

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comfycat
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Yeah I should point out that this is the ONLY bidirectional adapter I was able to find on Amazon. I bought another one originally because it was black (aesthetics), and I thought it was bidirectional (on closer inspection there was no evidence to support this). So it's the white Apple one if you need to plug a TB2 computer to a TB3 device; and it goes the other way as well. Other adapters out there seem to only be for TB3 computers.

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2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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