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Old 19th June 2020
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Originally Posted by MrKahuna View Post
No, it probably won't work.
- USB-C describes the connector, not the protocol. Thunderbolt and USB 3.x protocols both use the USB-C connector.
- the Apple Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter contains chips to convert protocols from Firewire to Thunderbolt. It does not convert to the USB 3.x protocol.

Thanks very much! That explains it clearly. I didn't realize there was an actual conversion process being done inside the adaptor via a dedicated chip. Now just to decide if it's worth it to get a "slower" hex-core intel laptop vs the 8 core ryzen.