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    Problem with Thunderbolt
    I recently purchased an external SSD by Transcend that can connect via thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.0. The USB connection works well enough but for some reason I keep losing contact with my thunderbolt connection (It won't work at all on my friend's macbook). Is my SSD a factory defect? All my cables and ports look normal to me though. Or is thunderbolt particularly sensitive to corrosion from humidity because I live near the sea? Has anyone had any similar issues with Thunderbolt?

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    Have you tried;

    Restart the computer, with the drive connected using Thunderbolt?

    Reset the NVRAM, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063?

    Reset the SMC, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295?

    Humidity will always have an affect on electronics.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    You could not live closer to the sea than myself and never experienced problems with TB, or USB any version and boy humidity here is regularly over 90%..
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Yep, same here in Bali, humidity 55% temp 32 C at the moment.
    I have a couple of Transcend external drives and I have been very impressed with their quality and reliability, one is over 8 years old but USB only.
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

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