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Old 03-08-2015, 05:45 PM
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Default Possible list of supported thunderbolt 2 pcie card for PC

Maybe I misunderstood this so please correct me if I'm wrong.

I own a MacBook pro laptop as well as a workstation PC. If I buy the HD native set up it has to work with both computers or at least I hope it will.

My pc has at least 5 empty PCIe slots. I called a number of stores and none were able to give me a solid answer. Is there a list of supported thunderbolt 2 pcie cards for pc computers? Have you guys had any luck with using some that work better than the others? Thanks
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: Possible list of supported thunderbolt 2 pcie card for PC

I have yet to be able to find a card for a PC. There are a handful of TB-equipped motherboards if you are game for a build. I found this one at newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-703-_-Product
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Possible list of supported thunderbolt 2 pcie card for PC

there are some TB cards from/for HP Z work stations and Asus but they are for special motherboards/computers that except them
https://thunderbolttechnology.net/pr...rboltex-iidual
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:30 PM
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I have yet to be able to find a card for a PC. There are a handful of TB-equipped motherboards if you are game for a build. I found this one at newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-703-_-Product
Good to know about these motherboards. That would open a whole new can of worms for me though. I can't believe nobody's come up with card that could work with most new motherboards.

What about something like this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._blt_pcie.html
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:31 PM
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there are some TB cards from/for HP Z work stations and Asus but they are for special motherboards/computers that except them
https://thunderbolttechnology.net/pr...rboltex-iidual
Yes, the B&H guy told me they only work with HP computers. Too bad Avid hasn't come up with options for windows computers.
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:56 PM
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Yes, the B&H guy told me they only work with HP computers. Too bad Avid hasn't come up with options for windows computers.
I'm not following what you want Avid to do exactly? Are there enough folks actually with Thunderbolt to justify them doing something? And every (desktop) PC you would want to run stuff on has nice PCIe slots so just stuff in a PCIe card... How many Windows laptops have Thunderbolt? How is that market really large enough to justify porting and supporting drivers on?

Apogee, UAD all have thunderbolt interfaces, but only support them on Mac. Avid HDN, MOTU and the new Focusrite Clarett support Mac and Windows with their Thunderbolt interfaces, so things are starting to change.

A problem with Thunderbolt on Windows, besides Apple exclusive time to market deals, was Microsoft dragging their feet/being more in the USB3 camp. I'd blame them for the whole unavailability of Thunderbolt on Windows PCs and laptops way before I blamed Avid.

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or http://www.sonnettech.com/PRODUCT/th...olt/index.html

See comments in other threads on DUC, the Sonnet thunderbolt to PCIe boxes are getting more love than the Magma. Lower cost and quieter cooling fans etc. http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=365137
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I'm not following what you want Avid to do exactly? Are there enough folks actually with Thunderbolt to justify them doing something? And every (desktop) PC you would want to run stuff on has nice PCIe slots so just stuff in a PCIe card... How many Windows laptops have Thunderbolt? How is that market really large enough to justify porting and supporting drivers on?

Avid, Apogee, UAD all have thunderbolt interfaces, but only support them on Mac. MOTU and the new Focusrite Clarett support Mac and Windows with their Thunderbolt interfaces, so things are starting to change.

A problem with Thunderbolt on Windows, besides Apple exclusive time to market deals, was Microsoft dragging their feet/being more in the USB3 camp. I'd blame them for the whole unavailability of Thunderbolt on Windows PCs and laptops way before I blamed Avid.
Darryl...I'm not part of the research and marketing team for Avid and don't think you are either. Let's not get into that kind of discussion as it doesn't serve a purpose....
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or http://www.sonnettech.com/PRODUCT/th...olt/index.html

See comments in other threads on DUC, the Sonnet thunderbolt to PCIe boxes are getting more love than the Magma. Lower cost and quieter cooling fans etc. http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=365137
Nice thread!
Thanks for the link
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