I have a 2015 Macbook Pro, with 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports in addition to the 2x USB ports.
Running 10.13 High Sierra.
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Recently bought the MyBook 20TB for work (video). Running it in RAID1, 2x 10TB.
I intended to use my Thunderbolt port to run this drive. Obviously only port I can use to connect to the computer is a Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C port on the back of the drive.
I want to use the thunderbolt port on the computer as my 2x USB ports are always busy with other items, as well as the higher data transfer speeds.
I bought a Thunderbolt cable and a thunderbolt 2 to thunderbolt 3 adapter at great expense (both apple products), to do this. Now I’ve fitted them, and the drive does not run. It runs fine with the USB to USB-C cable provided, but this is now what I want to do.
Has anyone got any suggestions / solutions?
It doesn’t make any sense that a thunderbolt 2 port cannot be used to connect to a thunderbolt 3 drive, using the correct adapters.
Unless there is some incompatibility between Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C?