Yes, you will need to use the Startech Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. The Apple Adapter will not work on many PC systems.
We bought systems and built a few here in the test lab. One of our beta testers had the X99 system and you'll need to buy the ASUS Thunderbolt Riser Card to go with your motherboard. Keep in mind that the PCIe Card is not just a plug-in card, it is a repeater for the embedded chip on the motherboard. (For anyone else reading this), if your motherboard does NOT have support for Thunderbolt on the board, this PCIe card will NOT work.
There are a few other things you'll need to make sure you do when you build your system. Even people buying systems with Thunderbolt 3 on-board will need to do these things too.
- Make sure your system has all drivers installed
- Make sure you have ALL updates installed, we run the latest libraries from Microsoft, you will too.
- Make sure you have installed the latest BIOS for your motherboard
- Make sure you have installed the latest Firmware for your Thunderbolt available from your motherboard / vendor download page.
In your system BIOS you'll need to set the permissions level to No Security:
We snapped this image from our Dell XPS13 (bad image, from iphone 6).
Your Thunderbolt settings may look different as ASUS may look similar to the Gigabyte screen below.
Here's a screenshot from our Gigabyte System:
Once you have your system up and running. Intel will ask you for permission as well.
In this example we're using the Cal-Digit External Thunderbolt Storage Chassis, Quantum (and any other Thunderbolt device) will show up just the same. You'll have to grant it access to the system to "Always Connect".
After all that you will be set and Quantum (and your other Thunderbolt Interfaces will work).
Seems like a lot of work. Thunderbolt is plug and play on Apple Mac OS X. None of this is necessary.
Also this is for Windows 10, no support for Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 for this setup.