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[SOLVED] Is a USB-C SSD dock compatible with a thunderbolt adapter?

jozeftierney

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I want to connect a SSD dock with USB gen 3 II type c output to a 10 GbE port on the switch and I found a thunderbolt 3 to 10 GbE adapter (QNAP QNA-T310G1S). Are thunderbolt 3 and usb c interchangeable here?

Everything I've found suggests they should be but I can't find a definitive answer. I'm mostly just worried about supplying power to the adapter (it has an internal fan)

Thanks!
 

hang-the-9

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From the sounds of things, you want to connect an external USB drive dock to a switch? Not going to happen unless that dock is a NAS with built-in controller for the network. Just because this adapter is for USB to Ethernet does not mean that the dock can all of a sudden talk to network devices. Did you read the specs for this adapter you found and what it is used for?
 

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