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08-14-2020 01:04 PM
So I'm working with an external hardware unit (Focusrite's Clarett 8Pre USB) and it has a Thunderbolt output. I use this device to record audio and send it to my computer tower, an HP Pavilion 595 - p0084. Issue is, the desktop doesn't come with a Thunderbolt port, so I've been connecting it so a USB 3.1 (I believe?) Type-C SS port. I would like to possibly get an expansion card to add Thunderbolt (any gen) to the tower, but I don't know what products are available and I don't know what's compatible. Could somebody provide me with a list of possible expansion cards (if any)?
Also, can I assume that the USB data transfer rate is the maximum of the SS port since the Thunderbolt output on the Clarett is faster?
Thanks in advance for any help. 🙂
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08-14-2020 04:07 PM
You're very welcome.
I could be wrong but I have never seen a HP consumer motherboard having a thunderbolt header. The add in Thunderbolt adapter needs to connect to a header on the motherboard. The motherboard chipset needs Thunderbolt support.