Apple has released an update to all Macs with Thunderbolt ports, adding support for the new Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. The update weighs in at 520KB and requires OS X Lion 10.7.4. It can be downloaded from Apple's software update page.
About Thunderbolt Software Update 1.2.1
Adds support for the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.
The update is a replacement for Thunderbolt Software Update 1.2, which was released last week but was pulled by Apple after users reported boot failures upon installing the update. Apple has posted a support article addressing the issue with instructions on how to resolve the boot problems.
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I was hoping for a TB to USB 3 adapter.
I didn't get this through software update for my late 2011 MBP. Downloaded and installed it, but 1/2 way through installation, I thought "I have a built in 1GB ethernet port, so why am I installing this?" I can't imagine wanting to use 2 ethernet lines at the same time.
Thunderbolt to Esata would be great, but I don't want to pay the current $200 to $300. I bought an Esata drive from Other World Computing with an Esata adapter also from them to use with a 2008 MBP. About a year later they report that this adapter doesn't work with MBPs in the 15" range (couldn't figure out why my date kept corrupting)
Now I have a 3 TB drive that I can't hook up without spending 200 to 300.
Hopefully these will come down in price.
MBP's didn't get TB until it was released in early 2011
What about a TB to phone coupler?
Yes but it includes the ability to use your computer after the update:mad: