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Need some help with Thunderbolt
Old 11th February 2020
  #1
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Need some help with Thunderbolt

I am about to pull the trigger on a UAD apollo twin x audio interface... the only problem is I am on a custom windows pc and I do not have a thunderbolt card installed yet. I have no idea which thunderbolt card I should get. I want to make 100% sure that I get the right thunderbolt pcie so I don’t have any problems connecting the Apollo... also after some research it also looks like I would need a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter. Anybody out here using an Apollo on windows ? Any insight on the correct things to buy would be greatly appreciated
Old 12th February 2020
  #2
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I’m using an Apollo X8 on Windows . My motherboard has thunderbolt built into it. I think the ASUS cards are your best bet tbh. But make sure there’s a specific jumper connection required on the thunderbolt card you will need to check if your motherboard has that connection.
Old 15th February 2020
  #3
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I am about to pull the trigger on a UAD apollo twin x audio interface... the only problem is I am on a custom windows pc and I do not have a thunderbolt card installed yet. I have no idea which thunderbolt card I should get. I want to make 100% sure that I get the right thunderbolt pcie so I don’t have any problems connecting the Apollo... also after some research it also looks like I would need a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter. Anybody out here using an Apollo on windows ? Any insight on the correct things to buy would be greatly appreciated
Your Mobo needs to support TB
Old 17th February 2020
  #4
Gear Maniac
 

I bought the Asus T3 card to use with Apollo X on my Win 10 pc ... works fine ...
Old 17th February 2020
  #5
I am using an Apollo 8 blackface on Windows 10 with zero issues. There are several articles on the UA website that discuss compatible PC's and cards. The main thing is to make sure your motherboard supports TB
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