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Thunderbolt to usb adapter for ssd

So the hdd inside my mac is dying, everyday there are more bad sectors and right now i cant afford to change the internal ssd, so i need a temporal solution until i change the thermal paste for liquid metal/ram to max support ( i will try 32gb).

So i need the cheapest and fastest/or at least trouble-free solution, i am thinking on a thunderbolt 2 to usb 3.1 adapter but i cant really find one, i already have an usb 3.1 ssd.

-I already have a bootcamp instance on my system. It is possible to avoid all the bootcamp thing and just install windows directly on it? (keeping the drivers )

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Don't use liquid metal in your system! A PC who's logic board lays flat it makes sense, here the Mac's logic board is on its edge. Liquid metal gets less viscous at it heats up! So it can drip which will make a mess.


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There is no Thunderbolt2 to USB adapter, there is a Thunderbolt3 (USB-C to USB) adapter, but that won’t help you here.

The best you can do is use the USB ports directly on your system which is what I would do. Or get a Thunderbolt2 drive which are getting hard to find if you want better performance.

For now just stick with macOS until you get your system repaired.

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i already found some docks but for the price its even cheaper to install internaly the ssd, they are thunderbolt2 to usb/esata and that will work, but its not worth it at all for the price itself


Sorry no Thunderbolt-2 to USB, but lots of Thunderbolt-3 to USB though! Sadly this is a different interface than TB2.

Give this a read What you need to know about Thunderbolt 2


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