Wanting your recommendation here. I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 MacBookPro8,3. I love this computer, largest screen 17" Upgraded to 16gb Ram 2TB SSD. It runs FCP like a champ and can multitask extremely well, I rarely ever get the ring of death.
Anyways, it seems my only weakness is my PORTS! I’m limited to USB 2.0 it’s becoming a deal breaker to keep this computer with the extreme slow transfer speeds and what is on the market today, with external hard drives and iPhones/Ipad/ transferring ETC.
My question for you Anker is there an adapter for the Thunderbolt 1 where I could take advantage of the 10GB data transfer speeds? Like for example Thunderbolt 1TO USB C (female) TO USB-C Male to Lightening (iPhone)???
HI @Scotty_Daletas as far as I am aware Anker does not do a Thunderbolt 1 to USB-C adapter…should you be able to source one from a third party (from a quick Google search however I could not find one) you would then be able to use the cable suggested by @Shenoy for charging…
Yep this is what I’ve been looking at. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 are compatible. Thunderbolt 3 is USB-C it first came out on the Mac in 2016. My 2011 MacBook pro was the first thunderbolt 1 port in a MacBook.
It’s such a useless port. It’s got 10GB data transfer VS USB 2.0 480Mbps but none of us can make it work with ease. ohhh Apple
OWC created a data hub for a little while for 1 and 2 thunderbolt port. It’s got USB 3.0 which would be an upgrade from USB 2.0 but for the price. It’s getting to be that time to just get a new computer and switch everything to USB-C
Holy crap, that’s one expensive dock, even if you could find one
I have a MBP Late 2011, but the 13-inch model…It’s still my daily driver (1TB SSD, 1TB HDD in the optical bay, 8GB ram, blah, blah) and I agree that both the Firewire 800 and the Thunderbolt 1 ports are basically useless, especially in this day and age. Good luck finding something (even at OWC) and let us know what you finally end up doing.
Have a look at this:
You’ll end up with USB 3.0 & eSATA ports from the Thunderbolt (1) port on the MacBook.
Be sure and read through all the reviews…some state that the device doesn’t work under Yosemite specifically. I didn’t read far enough into it see if it was resolved or is compatible with a later OS…like High Sierra (the last OS the Late 2011 can run).
EDIT 2: Sounds also like you’ll need a powered USB 3.0 hub to use higher-draw devices (external HDDs etc).
If this works for you, report back with your results as I may be interested myself.