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Why Thunderbolt 2 and not 3 on the Quantum Device and will it work with MAC Bootcamp in Windows?

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asked Jul 12, 2017 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by chrismilne1 (160 points)
Why on a brand new device are you not using the Thunderbolt 3 connector, now for any new computer (mac or windows) we need to buy an $85 adapter to use it?  

If i do end up with this device, can i use it on a new MAC running windows Boot camp or only in OSX?  (I plan to use both on the machine).

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answered Jul 12, 2017 by butchrichard (131,360 points)
Best answer

Your questions are very arguable.  There are very many factors to the designs of devices and connectivity standards.  Of course, standards aren't very standard when it comes to real world application because every device is different in its own way as is every computer and connection.

Suffice to say that Thunderbolt 2 is perfectly adequate and fast enough for the functions and features of the Quantum.  

Secondly, Thunderbolt 3 devices may not be that common as of yet.  Things change fast and then change again.  Nature of technology.

Lastly, yes.  As Thunderbolt is a Apple and Intel standard, you can most definitely use a Mac computer running Windows with Bootcamp.  It would work extremely well.

You may also find this website informative regarding Thunderbolt technology.