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[SOLVED] Thunderbolt drive to USB C(3.1) is that possible?

steacypaquette

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Hey!

I have an old WD MyBook Thunderbolt Duo 4gb that I used for My iMac several years ago and it's gathering dust now.
I'd like to use it on my PC (no thunderbolt port). I researched for thunderbolt(or mini Display Port) to USB C adapter like this one with no luck, they're all unidirectional. Probably only for images.
I don't say that it doesn't exist, I just couldn't find them.
The MyBook supports HFS+ but also exFat so I should be good with that.

Does anyone have any idea what I could do with that?
Like making one by cutting a thunderbolt cable and a USB C and put them together?
Or just a working adapter?
I'm open to everything.

P.S. I have those Thunderbolt port that can fit in a Mini Display Port, that's probably the first-gen because it's not indicated anywhere on the MyBook manual

Thank you very much ;-)
 

steacypaquette

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If your PC doesn't have TB3 built in the your not going to get it working.
Asus has* an adapter but it doesn't even work on all their motherboards.
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard-Accessories/ThunderboltEX-3/specifications/

[edit]* I probably should say HAD, I don't think its made anymore.
I always forgot about those PCIe add-in cards.
I have an MSI B450 board, no thunderbolt header, and AMD...
I should just take the drive inside and try to fit them in my case.
Thank you
 

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