The LMP Thunderbolt 3 cable (active) provides data transfer rates of up 40 Gbps and takes full advantage of the Thunderbolt technology by supporting a broad variety of protocols: Thunderbolt, USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.0, 2.0, 1.1), DisplayPort 1.2 (DP Altmode), PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe) as well as 10G Ethernet data transfer (further adapters may be needed). Furthermore, it is capable of supplying power from or to devices with up to 60W (3A 20A).
The Thunderbolt cable let’s you connect a broad variety of external devices such as storage enclosures or RAID systems with up to 40 Gbps data transfer, displays (2x 4K monitors and a single 5K monitor), docking stations or power supplies with up to 60W and a host power output of up to 15W to attached Thunderbolt/USB-C devices (based on USB Power Delivery rules). It’s the most universal cable for the most advanced I/O technology. The plug is reversible and it works with any Thunderbolt 3 enabled device with USB-C port.
The Thunderbolt 3 enabled computer features a USB-C port with a Thunderbolt icon (lightning bolt next to the port). You should consult your computers tech specs to make sure that it is fully Thunderbolt 3 compatible.
The active Thunderbolt 3 cables do not transfer the USB-C Gen 2 (10G) protocol due to the IC. If you want to use a Thunderbolt cable to run this M.2, you should use passive Thunderbolt 3 cables (e.g. P/N 16598, 16599, 19015). These will have a transfer rate of about 950 MB/s, taking advantage of the 10G bandwidth of USB-C.