Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade

Part # upgtb2

To help existing Magma customers with their transition from Thunderbolt to the new, faster Thunderbolt 2 platform, Magma is now offering upgrade kits for $299.

Benefits of upgrading:

  • Move data to and from peripherals up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800
  • Thunderbolt 2 offers speeds up to 20 Gbps
  • Daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch while maintaining maximum throughput
  • Connect the latest 4K desktop displays and get double the bandwidth for your peripherals
  • Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 are compatible with each other

These upgrade kits are for the following Thunderbolt-enabled products:

* Prices are in USD and do not include shipping or taxes.
** Customers outside US/Canada can order through a Worldwide Reseller.
  • We accept all major credit cards:
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Magma Thunderbolt 2 Interface add-in card be used in a Mac Tower?

No, it will not work as an add-in PCIe card in a Mac Tower.

Do I need any special Firmware, Software, or Driver?

No firmware, software or driver is required from Magma, but you may need an updated driver for your PCIe card.

Do older Thunderbolt devices on a Thunderbolt 2 daisy chain affect performance?

Yes. If you have a mix of generations on a Thunderbolt 2 daisy chain, make sure that the Thunderbolt devices sit after the Thunderbolt 2 devices on the chain. Anything placed after a first generation Thunderbolt device will operate at Thunderbolt speeds.

Which operating systems can I use with my Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade Card?

Currently Magma’s Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade Card is supported by MacOS 10.9+ and Windows 7 and 8.

Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade Docs and Drivers

Looking for more information to download or print? Product drivers? Below you will find everything from data sheets to warranties. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please contact Magma directly and we will assist you.


Drivers and Utilities:

  • There are currently no drivers or utilities assigned to this product

If you are having trouble with your product installation please go to our drivers and utilities knowledge base.
If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact us through our customer support hub.

Where to buy the Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade

Magma sells its products through a worldwide network of outstanding dealers and resellers. Purchase your Magma product today by finding the reseller closest to you and contacting them for pricing and availability. If you have product or sales questions about any Magma product, our resellers will be available to answer them.