High speed multifunction port (interface) designed by Intel and first manufactured on a shipping product by Apple. Thunderbolt was developed under the name Light Peak and combines PCI Express with Display Port over one serial connection.

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iMac 27 (Late 2013) with two Thunderbolt displays

The iMac 27" late 2013 (Haswell processor) has 2 IO Thunderbolt ports. Is it possible to run two 2560x1440 displays at full resolution (Thunderbolt or via Dual DVI adapter) on the side of it's main ...
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How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini?

How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini? I've only ever hooked a Mac Mini up to 2 monitors, but I'm interested in going up to at least 4. Is this even possible? According to Apple's Mac ...
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Using a Retina MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt Monitor

I currently have a MacBook Air, which I use with a Thunderbolt Monitor, side-by-side, at my desk. I'm considering upgrading to a Retina Macbook Pro. However, I'm worried that using two displays ...
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What can cause external monitor to remain on when MacBook Pro Retina goes to sleep?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, Early 2013, running Mountain Lion with an external monitor connected via a Thunderbolt-to-DVI adapter on the rear Thunderbolt port i.e. the monitor is connected to the ...
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How can I swap the primary display automatically in a dual-monitor setup?

I have a MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays at work. I work with the MacBook lid-closed because it's overkill and I don't have enough desk space anyway. Every morning I show up to work and plug ...
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Black borders on sides of 2nd external monitor with new Macbook Pro 15" Retina

I just began using a new Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display running Mountain Lion. Since it has 2 thunderbolt ports, I decided to try hooking up two external monitors. Both monitors are the same Dell ...
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Two Monitors Setup On a MacBook Pro

I want to setup a two-monitor environment for me and my MBP15 Late 2011. I already have an external monitor (Dell) and I want to buy another one and somehow link them together. I heard about ...
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Can I use the octopus cable to connect a Thunderbolt Display to my 2012 iMac?

I tried connecting a Thunderbolt Display to my 27" iMac (2012) using the Thunderbolt end of the display’s octopus cable, but the display did not turn on and was not recognised by the iMac. Is this ...
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Why doesn't the power connector on my thunderbolt display fit in my 13" macbook pro?

This is beyond irritating and I can't find any info. The magsafe connector for my new 13" retina display MBP is different than the one for my old (12 months) 15" MBP and is not compatible with the ...
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Connect 2008 black MacBook to 2013 MBA via Thunderbolt / Firewire?

I am buying a new MacBook Air soon and am getting ready to transfer all of my data via migration assistant. I know this can run via wifi but that is way too slow. My MacBook has a FireWire port, which ...
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Apple Software RAID: Add disk to array online

I recently purchased a WD Thunderbolt Duo, which has two 4 TB drive, now running in RAID 0 with Apple Software RAID. My question is simple, if I am to get another Thunderbolt Duo next year, is it ...
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Macbook Pro 17" Thunderbolt won't output to LCD

I have a Macbook Pro 17-inch Early-2011 model. It is running 10.7.5 and no matter what I do, it does not want to output to an extra display using Thunderbolt (and a Mini Display port to VGA adapter). ...
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Black rectangle covers up most of screen, after disconnecting external display

I connected my MacBook Air to an external projector (using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor) to give a Keynote presentation, enabled screen mirroring, gave my talk, then disconnected from the ...
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Dual monitor for 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MD318LL/A) Late 2011 MBP

I was wondering is it possible to have 2 external 1080P monitors attached to my MBP? My machine have a Thunderbolt port. The monitors have HDMI, VGA, and DVI. (No thunderbolt display port sadly.) ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not recognize USB keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro which I use in combination with a Thunderbolt display. I also have a standard Apple USB keyboard with numeric keypad which is plugged in one of the USB ports of the Thunderbolt ...
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Macbook Air power saving with Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter

I am considering buying a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter to save my MBA power consumption as I can shutdown the Wifi, assume it use a lot of power. Anyone tried before and it works? How many % of ...
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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3 (2 monitors + Ethernet adapter) devices to 2 Thunderbolt ports on a Retina MacBook Pro?

There are 2 Thunderbolt ports, but I have 3 devices. Is there a way to attach all 3? I've read stuff about "daisy-chaining" but I don't know what it means.
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How can I watch iTunes HD Movies from my iMac on my HDTV?

I've had difficulty watching my HD iTunes Movies on an HDTV. Does anyone have a success story on how to do this? What are you using? For some reason, my current setup fails at the HDCP ...
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iMac w/ Bootcamp and 2 external Mini DisplayPort?

I know this does NOT work: iMac Core i7 (late 2012) with Windows 7 Bootcamp and 2 external Thunderbold Displays. Does THIS work? iMac Core i7 (late 2012) with Windows 7 Bootcamp and 2 external Mini ...
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Connect two iMacs and an LED Cinema Display to MacBook Pro

In my office I have a brand new Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, an older iMac (Mini DisplayPort), and an LED Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort). I want to connect these three displays to my MacBook Pro with ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 crashes after Thunderbolt display disconnect and sleep

At work I run my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (with Mac OS X 10.8.3 Snow Leopard) lid-closed with two Thunderbolt displays. If I disconnect the power and displays, walk to a conference room, and re-open ...
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Connecting two DVI monitors to a MBA 2012

Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to connect two external DVI monitors to a 2012 macbook Air? Ideally I'd like to do this through the thunderbolt connector with an adapter to drive both ...
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Software or method for moving between Thunderbolt display and laptop resolution

I have a 13" MBP and a 24" Thunderbolt display. I use the Thunderbolt display as my main and only screen while at my desk. The problem for me comes when I disconnect and take my laptop to a meeting or ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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Activating the Apple Thunderbold Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...
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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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Ethernet Cable vs Wireless adaptor

What are the advantages / disadvantages of the "Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor" over something like the "Apple AirPort Express"? As a frequent traveller (with a retina-macbook-pro) I am ...
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RAID 1 with Two LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt

I'm looking at getting a LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt unit for archiving purposes. I would like to get a second one and use Disk Utility to create a Mirrored RAID Set from both of them so that I have a ...
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Using ThunderBolt 27" Display with a Second VGA Display not working in Bootcamp

I have purchased a ThunderBolt display and is lovely. I have it setup with a second monitor using VGA in OSX to have 3 monitors (inc 1 of the 15" MacBook Pro display) So my setup is as follows: ...
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Adapter to use my Thunderbolt display with my iMac 11,3 (Mid 2010)

I am looking for an adapter to use my Thuderbolt display (just purchased, worked great on my MacBook Air) with my iMac 27-inch, Mid 2010 (iMac 11,3) Anyone know if one is made and where I can purchase ...
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Can an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
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External Thunderbolt drive and Monitor from same port?

I have a MacMini 2011 booting from a GoFlex drive connected to its Thunderbolt cable. Recently I am considering adding a second monitor. The HDMI port is already taken by my current monitor. It seems ...
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Connecting a displayport monitor to my Mac Mini (late 2012) using the Thunderbolt port what is the max resolution?

I have a 27" ASUS PB278Q display equipped with a display port, the monitor has a resolution of 2560x1440. If I connect to my thunderbolt port using a mini displayport to displayport cable will it ...
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Can a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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Which SSD Thunderbolt Product For Main Boot Drive for my iMac?

So I have a 2012 iMac. I got the base model 21.5" which means I have a painfully slow 5400 RPM hard drive. The pure SSD option would have cost $1,300 ($1 more than the $1,299 base price) if I could ...
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Can the new 2013 27" iMac function like the Thunderbolt Display?

The Thunderbolt display is a really cool external display for thunderbolt-enabled mac laptops, but the sad reality is, all those peripherals and that gorgeous display is useless when the laptop is ...
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Newest Mac Mini and VGA monitor won't work via MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter

I've recently bought a new Mac Mini and tried to connect it to an old LG Flatron 19" VGA monitor. For that I've ordered a MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter. Unluckily, this didn't work, monitor just ...
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Usign iMac as a Display for MacBook Pro

I did some research on this and they were saying Press Command+F2 So did I ! But here are the issues I saw with this method: The youtube video that was previously running on iMac continued to run, I ...
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Can the 2011 Mac Mini support 3 displays with DP 1.2 chaining?

Dell u2713H monitor supports Daisy Chaining. as one of the first monitors I've seen that uses DP 1.2 protocol. In essence, I'm asking if thunderbolt supports / enables / works with DP chaining, but ...
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Boot Camp and Windows 8

I had a Retina MacBook Pro with Windows 8 already installed. I can boot from it without problems, and all the drivers Apple provided for Windows 7 works perfectly for me except one thing. I am not ...
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OS on external SSD for performance?

I have a 2011 iMac 27", and back then opted for a HDD. Back then (and now still) I fear for the lifespan of SSDs, and hauling an iMac 27" to the store is cumbersome, so it looked the right choice. ...
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New Macbook pro rarely recognizes additional display, freezes when connected

My new 13" MacBook Pro rarely recognizes a third-party display. The display works fine with a PC. It is connected via a third-party Thunderbolt/VGA adapter. Worked beautifully the first time. Now I ...
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Add SSD to iMac: Thunderbolt or internal?

Is there any thunderbolt SSD which can be as fast or at least not much slower than internal one from OWC? I want to use is as system disk. It will be good to have two thunderbolt ports on this thing ...
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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Is it possible to install and boot Windows on a Thunderbolt drive?

I know the BIOS emulation of the EFI firmware in Macs does not support booting from FireWire or USB drives, and the EFI version of Windows doesn't seem to be compatible with Apple's EFI ...
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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Target iMac does not wake up with the main iMac, but works the other way around!

I have two 27inch iMacs, both 2011. When I connect iMac A to iMac B and let it sleep, iMac B's display does not wake up. However, it still shows up in the Displays and I can still play audio through ...
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Can I access a Thunderbolt drive with the AirPort Extreme?

Is there a way to connect a Thunderbolt hard drive to an AirPort Extreme?