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*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TL4HGB2/ External USB LG DVD-RW drive]  
 
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*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TL4HGB2/ External USB Pioneer Blu-Ray drive]  
 
*[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TL4HGB2/ External USB Pioneer Blu-Ray drive]  
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Items in this category can be confusing and nuanced. If you have any questions about what you need for your situation, please contact the helpdesk for assistance.
 
Items in this category can be confusing and nuanced. If you have any questions about what you need for your situation, please contact the helpdesk for assistance.
  
''BiDir = same cable as opposite direction<br/> DP = DisplayPort<br/> TB2 = Thunderbolt 2. Looks identical to Mini-DP but has added capability<br/> TB3 = Thunderbolt 3. Looks identical to USB-C but has added capability<br/> n/a = Nature of the connection makes this not easy/applicable''
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''BiDir = same cable as opposite direction<br/> DP = DisplayPort<br/> TB2 = Thunderbolt 2. Looks identical to mini-DP but has added capability. For video only, see the mini-DP options.<br/> TB3 = Thunderbolt 3. Looks identical to USB-C but has added capability. For video only, see the USB-C options.<br/> n/a = Nature of the connection makes this not easy/applicable''
  
 
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Revision as of 12:20, 8 October 2019

The following are links to ITS recommended accessories so that users and departments may directly purchase them themselves:

USB-C port replicators:

These are mostly for Macbooks but will also work on our newer Dells that have USB-C ports.

  • Anker 5-in-1. This is the one normally distributed with each Macbook.
  • Lenovo 6-in-1. Larger, includes SD card reader and power passthrough but one less USB port.

Mice and keyboards:

Wired:

Wireless:

Note: wireless accessories operate at the same frequencies as wifi and can cause interference resulting in connectivity and performance issues for your computer any other users in your office. Because of this, wireless accessories are not advised unless absolutely necessary.

Optical Drives


Cables and adapters

Items in this category can be confusing and nuanced. If you have any questions about what you need for your situation, please contact the helpdesk for assistance.

BiDir = same cable as opposite direction
DP = DisplayPort
TB2 = Thunderbolt 2. Looks identical to mini-DP but has added capability. For video only, see the mini-DP options.
TB3 = Thunderbolt 3. Looks identical to USB-C but has added capability. For video only, see the USB-C options.
n/a = Nature of the connection makes this not easy/applicable

 
FROM
TO   USB USB-C TB3 Mini-DP TB2 DP HDMI DVI
Network Adapter Adapter   n/a   n/a n/a n/a
Mini-DP   Cable   Cable   BiDir n/a n/a
DP   Cable   Cable   Cable n/a n/a
TB2              
DVI   Cable   Cable   Cable BiDir Cable
HDMI   Cable   Cable   Cable Cable Cable
USB-C       n/a   n/a    
TB3     Cable