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Quantum for AMD Ryzen Threadripper users?

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asked Aug 30, 2017 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by davidberry9 (150 points)
edited Aug 31, 2017 by davidberry9
Is there any way to use Quantum on an AMD Ryzen Threadripper windows computer? USB 3.1 adapter?


Let me be more specific. Thunderbolt is proprietary to intel and therefore is not featured on AMD motherboards. My question asks if the use of adapters will be successful. In theory, there is a possibility that it could work. Quantum is being advertised as backwards compatible with thunderbolt 1 (10gbs). USB 3.1 Gen 2 is also 10gbs. So. Is there anyone cool enough to tell me they know for sure one way or the other before I conduct a $1000 experiment on my own?

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answered Aug 31, 2017 by paulclarke2 (27,350 points)
selected Oct 6, 2017 by connorguiberteau
Best answer

See the following article for information on running Quantum on a Windows computer -

"Putting a Thunderbolt Add-on card into a system that does not have native Thunderbolt support on the motherboard will not work."