While longer passive Thunderbolt 3 cables can only support up to 20 Gbps data transfer rates, this 0.7m passive cable can do the full 40 Gbps thanks to its short length. By not having to utilize an additional chipset inside the plugs like active Thunderbolt cables, the 0.7m cable features the low price of a passive cable while performing like an active one. It is the best choice when it comes to value for money!
The 0.7m cable takes full advantage of the latest 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 required). Furthermore, it is capable of supplying power from or to devices with up to 60W (3A 20A).
The Thunderbolt 3-enabled computer features a USB-C port with a Thunderbolt icon (lightning bolt next to the port). You should consult your computer’s 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.