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Connecting ThunderBolt dock to PC via USB-C PCI-E card... does it work?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Invertigo, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,722

    Location: Manchester

    Unsure of where is the best place to ask this, but my query is thus:

    I've just ordered a new laptop with TB3, so I'm looking to get either a TB3 or USB-C dock to hook up all my perhiperals at work. I also have a desktop for work use, and there's no point getting rid of it IMO. So, if I were to add an expansion card with USB-C, would this plug into the dock and use all features? Main ones are USB and Ethernet to be fair, I can hook the display up directly due to multiple inputs.
     
  2. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,722

    Location: Manchester

    So, to answer my own question it would seem not. Thunderbolt devices have their own chips that do not work in a USB-C plug, so I'll look at just using a USB dock instead