Best Thunderbolt accessories for iMac in 2022

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All iMacs that are for sale now have two Thunderbolt ports available for use. The M1 iMacs have two Thunderbolt/USB-4 ports, while the remaining Intel iMacs have two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Thunderbolt connections are one of the fastest ways to transfer data. There are many Thunderbolt accessories available on the market today, but which are the best to use with your iMac? Let's explore the best Thunderbolt accessories for iMac.

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Using a Thunderbolt connection on your iMac will allow you to transfer data at breakneck speeds. Many accessories are available to take advantage of the iMac's superfast port, and we have highlighted a few of the best.

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The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dock allows you to expand the devices you can connect to your iMac and has ultra-fast transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. With just about every port available, this dock will be a welcome addition to your desk.

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