Connecting 2011 iMac (thunderbolt port) to SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

Hi Folks

I have a 2011 iMac with 1X thunderbolt port to the rear.

I want to connect my SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD and use it as a startup disk.

My issue seems to be trying to connect the thunderbolt to the USB type C situated on the SSD.

Can anyone recommend how to do this?

I tried:

thunderbolt cable → apple thunderbolt 2/3 adapted → SSD

But the SSD doesn’t connect. I presume it doesn’t get enough power from the thunderbolt 2 port on the iMac…

How can I solve this? Use a multi-port dock which has its own power supply source?

Thanks in advance

Hi @BobbyD,

Please contact the SD Technical Support team for best assistance and troubleshooting: