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Does using thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter cause any additional latency compared to direct?

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asked Feb 12 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by yegchu (150 points)
I am deciding between buying quantum 2 or quantum 2626 to use with MacBook Pro 2015

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answered Feb 12 by AlexTinsley (902,400 points)
 
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No it does not, it's just a format converter. 

With the Quantum 2626, connect the Apple Thunderbolt 3 adapter directly into the back of the Quantum 2626 to give you a Thunderbolt 2 connection to your MacBook Pro with TB2 ports. 

Don't use the StarTech, Akitio, Cable Matters or other 3rd party TB3 / TB2 adapters in this manner as they do not provide bi-directional functionality, only the Apple adapter provides this ability. 

Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter - https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MMEL2AM/A/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-to-thunderbolt-2-adapter

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