I just got a 16" MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 2021) and want to continue using my Apple Thunderbolt Display.
I'm new to USB-C dongles/docks/adapters/hubs (I am going to use "dongles" to mean all 4 because I don't understand the implied differences) and would like to know what combination would be efficient and supported.
Currently I'm looking at:
In this dongle I'd put:
- An Apple ThunderBolt 2 to ThunderBolt 3/USB-C adapter to connected to the display
- An AnyWatt MagSafe 1 to USB-C adapter to use the display's MagSafe power cable
- Ethernet cable from time to time to troubleshoot issues with routers, not at the same time as the display
The dongle seems overkill I really just need a USB-C dongle with 2 more USB-C ports and an ethernet point. It also says the USB-C ports are "data only" or "power only" but they are both USB-C... how do you tell the difference? Will they support TB2 display?
The goal is to plug in a single USB-C cable into my MacBook and have my display etc all just work and not be plugging 3/4 things in and out of the MacBook each time.