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Any issues with Thunderbolt 1 on early 2013 MacBook Pro (Retina)?

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asked Sep 6, 2017 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by shanepower1 (530 points)
Thanks for your response B.

I’m on an early 2013 MacBook Pro (2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 Cores, Internal SSD, 16GB RAM) with Thunderbolt 1.

Just wondering if anyone’s having any issues with the Quantum (TB2) on a TB1 Mac (before I pull the trigger and order)?

Thanks again!
related to an answer for: TALKBACK REMOTE & THUNDERBOLT 1

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answered Sep 6, 2017 by butchrichard (131,360 points)
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The Quantum is a fully certified Thunderbolt device.  It was tested with many Mac systems.  There is no functional or performance difference connected to a TB1 connection.  You can still chain up to 4 Quantums.  

TB1 is still fast enough for most.  TB1 is faster and TB3 faster still.  Also TB3 can handle high res displays and USB C connectivity.

The Quantum will work fine with your computer.