With the introduction of the Type-C connector, it can be quite confusing to understand which cables are compatible with your Type-C device.
All Type-C cables look similar but they can be a variety of different protocols such as USB 2.0, USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt™ 3.
Which Cables are Compatible with my CalDigt Product?
|Type C||TS3 Plus||USB-C Pro Dock||T4 RAID||Tuff||Tuff nano|
|USB 3.2 Gen.2||✗||✔||✗||✔||✔|
|Thunderbolt™ 3 Passive||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Thunderbolt™ 3 Active||✔||✔|
*TBT3 Host Only
* We do not recommend using a USB 2.0 Type-C cable as it offers significantly reduced speeds.
** Directly connecting a Thunderbolt 3 Active cable to a USB-C (non-thunderbolt) device will result in reduced USB 2.0 speeds.
*** Directly connecting a Thunderbolt 3 Active Cable to a Thunderbolt 3 Dock which has a USB 3.0 device connecting to it will still maintain USB 3.0 speeds for that USB device.
**** Apple USB-C charging cable is not compatible with any Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C 3.0 devices.
Passive Cables (less than 1m) and Active Cables (1m and longer): What do they connect to?
|CalDigit Thunderbolt™ 3 |
0.7m or 0.8m (Passive)
| CalDigit Thunderbolt™ 3 |
|Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Device||✔||✔|
|USB 3.1 Storage Device||✔||✗|
|USB 3.0 Storage Device||✔||✗|
|USB 3.0 Storage Device||✔||✔|
|Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock||✔||✔|
|Thunderbolt™ 3 Monitor||✔||✔|