Windows 10: Adaptor for type C Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to USB 3.0

Discus and support Adaptor for type C Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to USB 3.0 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Windows Version 1909 I don't know the right terminology. My new Dell laptop has a type-c thunderbolt 3 port. I'm looking for an adapter so that I can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Autobahn, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Autobahn Win User

    Adaptor for type C Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to USB 3.0


    Windows Version 1909

    I don't know the right terminology.

    My new Dell laptop has a type-c thunderbolt 3 port.
    I'm looking for an adapter so that I can connect an external hard drive that has a USB 3.0 connector.
    I've looked around but I'm not 100% sure if I will be getting the right one.
    I've seen some that mention OTG. Not sure what this is and if I need it, or not.

    :)
     
    Autobahn, Jul 31, 2020
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  2. Samsung T5 is not getting recognized in a non Thunderbolt 3 USB C Port

    I got a T5 SSD, it works really well with standard USB 3.1 Type A port but its not getting recognized with Type C port on my Laptop. My laptop doesn't support Thunderbolt 3. Any suggestions. I use a
    Zephyrus M GU502GU.
     
    Soumya Satpathy, Jul 31, 2020
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  3. Problem with HDs connected to Thunderbolt / USB-C ports

    I have an HP laptop (model Spectre x360 15-BL012DX) that has 2 thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. I've noticed 2 different, but likely related, odd behaviors when I connect HDs to these ports. I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to what cause these symptoms as I'm simply coming up empty.

    I should first note that the HDs that I am attaching are USB 3 2.5" drives that can be powered from a USB port. The drives have cables with standard USB 3 connectors and so I have to adapt these to work with a USB-C port.

    Symptom #1: If I connect a HD using a short 6 inch USB-C to USB Type A adapter dongle, then the HD is not always seen by Windows. Windows detects that something was connected but File Explorer will sit there for a long time trying to refresh without ever showing me the newly connected HD. Other times it connects just fine.

    If I now take a USB hub that plugs into the USB-C connector and plug the HD into one of the USB 3 Type A ports on the hub, the HD will work flawlessly. This is true whether or not I plug the hub into external power or not so this at least proves that the port on its own can supply enough power to the HD.

    Symptom #2: Once again, I plug a HD into the USB-C port using the dongle. Let's assume that this time the HD is seen just fine and I can access the drive with no problem. When I am done using the drive, I use "Safely remove hardware and eject media" to disconnect the drive from my system. However, I find that the drive WILL ALWAYS reported as being in use and the utility will fail to eject the drive.

    If I connect a HD using a hub, the drive can be successfully ejected every time.

    Note that I have tried to use multiple different USB-C to USB 3 Type A dongles from various manufacturers, but the results are always the the same.

    Summary: When connecting a USB 3 drive to a USB-C port using a USB-C to USB Type A adapter, I have problems. However, if I connect using a HUB, it works flawlessly. Does anyone have any ideas on why this may occur?

    Test scenario is using the HP notebook listed above with Windows 10 1909 including the latest Feb 2020 updates.
     
    hsehestedt, Jul 31, 2020
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  4. Adaptor for type C Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to USB 3.0

    USB-C 3 Thunderbolt port on Asus ZenBook Pro won't cooperate with devices

    Laptop: Asus ZenBook Pro ux501vw ds71t

    Problem:

    I need to connect a firewire audio interface to this computer. It did not come with firewire ports. It has three USB3.0 ports, HDMI port, mic/headphones jack, SD card reader, and Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C. I was advised that thunderbolt can be adapted
    to firewire. I bought the Apple adapters (no one else, it appears, makes these adapters). I bought the usb-c to thunderbolt 2, and connected the thunderbolt 2-to-firewire to that, and then ran the firewire audio interface into that.

    At first, the USB-C port wasn't even recognized by Windows so I updated the firmware and activated the port. Once that was done I plugged in the first adapter and got an error message saying the device may be incompatible and may not work properly. In Device
    Manager the screen keeps on refreshing.

    Anyone encounter then solve this problem?
     
    LarrySmileyEL, Jul 31, 2020
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