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My Thunderbolt 3 device shows as a USB device in macOS system profile?
First Published: 4/11/2018       Last Modified: 4/11/2018      Last Modified by: LL   
Article ID:227

Products Affected:   TS3 Lite - Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite, TS3 - Thunderbolt Station 3, TS3 Plus

CalDigit's Thunderbolt 3 docks and devices (including TS3 Lite, TS3 , TS3 Plus and T4 TBT3 RAID) should be displayed as a Thunderbolt device under macOS system profile. If this is not the case, and your Thunderbolt 3 device does not work properly and shows up as a USB device:



Please first ensure:
1. Your computer is Thunderbolt enabled. (What is Thunderbolt3 ? )
2. You are connected to a Thunderbolt 3 enabled USB-C port.
3. You are using the provided CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Next:
4. Power cycle your computer.
5. Try using a different Thunderbolt port on your computer.
6. (On a Mac only:) Reset the NVRAM & SMC.