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

3.9/5
(15 reviews)

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!!!
______________________________________
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