Thunderbolt 3 Option Card

Thunderbolt 3 Option Card

Ultra high-bandwidth connection for Apollo rackmount interfaces.

The Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for rackmount Apollo audio interfaces allows music and audio producers to connect their Apollo directly to compatible Mac or Windows systems using Thunderbolt 3. This user-installable card offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and provides 15W bus power to all downstream Thunderbolt 3 peripherals — perfect for daisy-chaining additional Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerators, modern storage solutions, 4K displays, and more.

Now You Can:

Add the latest generation Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to your rackmount Apollo interface

Get two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining Apollos or other peripherals

Supply 40 Gbps bandwidth for peripherals including 4K displays and hard drives

Provide 15W bus power to downstream Thunderbolt devices

Key Features

User-installable Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for all Apollo rackmount models

Enables Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Apollo and Apollo 16 FireWire models

Get compatibility with Universal Audio’s free LUNA Recording System

Blazing-fast PCIe audio drivers and rock-solid performance versus FireWire

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports for convenient daisy-chaining of Apollos or peripherals

Provides bus power to downstream Thunderbolt 3 peripherals

Easy user installation – tool and instructions included

Thunderbolt 3 cable sold separately

Thunderbolt 3 Option Card System Requirements

ALL:

Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)

Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

6 gigabytes available storage

Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com


MAC:

Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port

Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur


WINDOWS:

Available Thunderbolt 3 port

Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

Customer Reviews

Thunderbolt 3 Option Card

Overall Rating

M. Groom

June 2, 2021

Good upgrade for Silver Apollo

This is a great piece of gear for anyone with a Silver Face firewire Apollo. The Thunderbolt 3 card really improves the stability and allows for greater usage of plugins at the recording stage and when mixing. Highly recommended and easy to install and set up. It gives your firewire Apollo a great update.

A. Taashur

March 9, 2021

THUNDERBOLT 2 & 3 OPTION CARD

I love the new thunderbolt 2 option card and I can see and feel the difference in bandwidth power.
However, I decided to upgrade to thunderbolt 3 option card assuming there is more bandwidth per channel and that may enhance some performance.
Another reason is to keep my Silver Apollo for another half a decade and make it compatible with current and future Macs TB connectors.

D. Moore

February 15, 2021

Thunderbolt 2 to Apollo Quad with Thunderbolt 3 card

Should I just get a Thunderbolt 2 card for my silver Apollo Quad being that my Apollo Twin Duo has Thunderbolt 2 output only ? Or should I get the T/B 3 card option with cord adapters ? And would the difference in performance be affected by using T/B 2 to T/3 with adapters ?

A. Volkov

February 15, 2021

Thunderbolt 3 for Apollo DUO FireWire

thunderbolt 3 Card in an Apollo silver duo firewire
Hello I wonder if I install this card in my Apollo firewire silver duo QUAD it will work with my PC Windows 10 Thunderbolt 3 Port in the computer ?

A. HACHEM

February 11, 2021

Thunderbolt 3 from UAD QUAD silver to PC windows 10 Thunderbolt 3 port

thunderbolt 3 Card in an Apollo silver duo firewire
Hello I wonder if I install this card in my Apollo firewire silver duo QUAD it will work with my PC Windows 10 Thunderbolt 3 Port in the computer ?

Y. Rafoso

November 21, 2020

UAD FIREWIRE SILVER, OPTIONAL CARD THUNDERBOLT 3

Por favor, ayúdenme si instalo la tarjeta Thunderbolt 3 en mi UAD Apollo Firewire Silver Face Quad core, ¿será compatible? Quiero decir, ¿esta tarjeta Thunderbolt 3 es compatible con Uad Firewire Silver Face, ya que actualicé mi máquina a I Mac Pro que solo tiene tarjeta Thunderbolt 3? confirme mi consulta para poder pedir la tarjeta Thunderbolt 3

E. Oliveira da Silva

March 7, 2020

E. Oliveira

Is this thunderbolt 3 card for silver apollo?

S. Gross

February 19, 2020

WHY!?

Can someone explain why this thunderbolt card is half the price of the interface???

J. Walter

August 5, 2019

Will I be able to convert my Apollo 8 with a Thunderbolt 2 card to Thunderbolt 3 and use it on newer Mac?

I also have drobo raid drive that is daisey chain through my Apollo 8 (TB 2) and my Apollo Silver (TB)2 interface for mac, if I converted to a TH 3 card? I'm about to buy a new Macbook Pro which has TH 3 on it, but I know they have breakout boxes.... Any advice would be of much help. Thanks kind stranger!

I. Al- Hamdan

August 1, 2019

Why Usb 4 Option Card Is Not Made, So there is more freedom for customers to use ?

Why Usb 4 Option Card Is Not Made, So there is more freedom for customers to use

F. Francesco

May 8, 2019

Macbook pro Mojave - Non viene riconosciuta - Not recognized

Aiutatemi per favore! Nonostante abbia installato ultima versione UAD 9.8, installato e seguito le istruzioni , in particolar modo , il riferimento all'accettazione sulla sicurezza che ho eseguito correttamente, il macbook pro 2018 non mi vede la scheda audio. Io posseggo una Apollo (grigia) FW con aggiunta scheda Thunderbolt 3 , OS Mojave.
Aiutatemi per favore non so più cosa fare!!!
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Please help me! Despite having installed the latest version UAD 9.8, installed and followed the instructions, in particular, the reference to the security acceptance that I performed correctly, the macbook pro 2018 does not see the sound card. I own an Apollo (gray) FW with added Thunderbolt 3 card, OS Mojave.
Help me please I don't know what to do anymore !!!

U. ACCOUNT

January 29, 2019

Thunderbolt 3 Card

Please help me if i install Thunderbolt 3 card on my UAD Apollo Firewire Silver face Quad core will it Support i mean does this Thunderbolt 3 card supports Uad Firewire silver face since i have upgrade my Machine to I Mac Pro Which has Only Thunderbolt 3 card please confirm my Query so i can order the Thunderbolt 3 Card

U. ACCOUNT

January 29, 2019

Thunderbolt 3 Card

Please help me if i install Thunderbolt 3 card on my UAD Apollo Firewire Silver face Quad core will it Support i mean does this Thunderbolt 3 card supports Uad Firewire silver face since i have upgrade my Machine to I Mac Pro Which has Only Thunderbolt 3 card please confirm my Query so i can order the Thunderbolt 3 Card

A. Mahrous

December 5, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 option card

There is no driver of " thunderbolt 3 option card"
in windows 7 64 bit SP1

q. studio

November 3, 2018

thunderbolt 3 Card in an Apollo silver duo firewire

Hello I wonder if I install this card in my Apollo firewire silver duo will I get the same power as a new apollo or better resell mine and buy a new one ?

H. LUMINEAU

October 31, 2018

thunderbolt 3 Card in an Apollo silver duo firewire

Hello I wonder if I install this card in my Apollo firewire silver duo will I get the same power as a new apollo or better resell mine and buy a new one ?

Best regards.

H Lumineau