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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2008 MacBook Air connected to a 2011 iMac from DVI to Thunderbolt?

I have an original 13" MacBook Air from early 2008 with a micro-DVI interface and a 2011 27" iMac that I would like to use as a monitor for the MacBook Air. A cable that converts the micro-DVI to a ...
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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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Do third-party USB ethernet adaptors work in Macbook Pro Retinas?

There seems to be conflicting information on the web, so I wanted to check if there are any problems buying a third party ethernet adaptor (eg this one). This is for a current (mid 2014) 15" rMBP. ...
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Drive speeds … PCIe vs external thunderbolt SSD

I have a new 2014 MacBook Pro with 1TB internal PCIe SSD. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is reporting read/write speeds of over 900MB/s. I am debating whether to swap this machine for a 512GB one (saving ...
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Run action when device is detached

I'm using a launchd agent to run a shell script whenever I connect my thunderbolt dock. I've been able to use IOKit notifications to detect when the dock is being attached, but I also want to run a ...
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Thunderbolt SSD or USB 3 SSD - Need an external SSD drive

I'm planing to get an SSD(500GB) probably Samsung EVO or Corsair(LS,LX,GT) & seagate thunderbolt adapter for my macbook pros' 2011 and 2013 Retina. ⌘ - I've already upgraded my 2011 MBP with ...
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Official 0.5m Thundebolt cable and Dell Mini DP monitor

When moving I somehow lost the Mini-DP to DP cable that came with my Dell U2413 display (and which enables me to use my display just fine). This display features a raft of input ports; DVI, DP, ...
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Connect two VGA dell displays to my macbook?

I want to buy two 17 inch dell displays to use them with my mackbook pro 13 inch with one thunderbolt port but I dont want to buy them until I know that I can use them haha I want to know which ...
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2011 13inch MBP - Can I use 2 external displays - one with MINI DVI and one with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

I have 2011 13 inch MBP running OSX Mavericks (10.9.4). 2.3 GHz i5 processor, 8GB DDR3 Memory and Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB (VRAM) Graphics. I want to know if I can run 2 external monitors ...
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How to daisy chain 2 Thunderbolt devices on 1 Thunderbolt port? [duplicate]

On an iMac with 1 Thunderbolt port, how to have an external monitor and an external HDD work? I can't use the USB port because it's 2.0, it will be too slow (the external HDD is a SSD). I understand ...
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repair an out-of-warranty Thunderbolt port

The Thunderbolt port on my trusty several-year-old MacBook Pro is failing. To connect an external display, I now have to wiggle the cable around, then pull it out a few millimeters until the contacts ...
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How can I get full resolution out of different generations of cinema displays?

I have a newer thunderbolt display and an older Apple Cinema HD display hooked up to my retina macbook pro (15 inch, early 2013, 1 GB GeForce GT 650M graphics card). The older one is going through a ...
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What Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters exist for OS X and Mac hardware?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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How can I connect two VGA monitors to a Mini using Thunderbolt and HDM adapters?

I am running one VGA display using Thunderbolt/VGA adapter from Apple and it works fine. Trying to connect second VGA display using HDMI/DVI adapter which comes with the mac using an additional ...
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My macbook pro is getting some current while connecting to external monitor

My macbook is getting some current or can be said as vibrating when i connect it to Thunderbolt to VGA adapter to external monitor. and then when i connect macbook to magsafe connector for charging , ...
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Cannot display Macbook Pro on external projector

I've looked all over the internet but I've had no luck in finding out how to properly display my Macbook Pro on an external device. I've tried an Epson projector and a Sony TV and have had no success ...
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Mac mini 2012 graphic upgrade for UE4 Unity3D Blender

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) i7, 16gb ram graphic card intel HD4000. I recently bought a thunderbolt expansion PCIE which supports a PCIE 2.0 16x graphic card with space for Full length card. I ...
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How can I get my 13 inch MBP (A1425) to display 4k?

I just got this monitor, http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ultra-120Hz/dp/B00DOPGO2G When I plug it into my MBP's HDMI port, the highest resolution I can choose on it under the "scaled" ...
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Thunderbolt monitor Ethernet adapter causes network preferences pane to crash

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running 10.9.3, connected via Thunderbolt to two Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Each monitor has an Ethernet jack. The Ethernet seems to pick up an IP address, but doesn't ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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Connect Win7 notebook display to iMac

I'm looking for a solution to extend my Windows 7 based notebook display to my iMac. The notebook provides the following connectors: 1x VGA 1x Displayport 1x Expresscard/34 I have already tried to ...
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How do I disable (and re-enable) my Thunderbolt port from the terminal?

I've been having this problem with my Matrox DualHead2Go ME and my late 2011 15" MBP (running 10.9.2). When the displays wake from sleep, the external monitor does not re-awake. I've gathered that ...
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MacBook Air / Parallels USB Storage Drive Association Issues

I am working with a 13" MacBook Air and G-Drive w/Thunderbolt. I have to utilize Parallels/Windows to run ESRI ArcView. The G-Drive and another Lacie Storage Drive are tied in to my 27" Thunderbolt ...
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How to use 3 DVI displays with new Mac Pro (Late 2013)

I've recently acquired a new Mac Pro in work (the Late 2013 cylindrical model, running OS X 10.9.3) and am trying, unsuccessfully, to connect 3 identical DVI displays to it (running at 1280 x 1024 @ ...
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using iMac 2008 (display port) as external monitor with MacBook Pro 2013 (thunderbolt)

I am trying to connect a MacBook Pro 2013 to an iMac 2008. The latter is a 24 inch model and has no thunderbolt, just a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use ...
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Thunderbolt - HDMI - TV display switching problems

I have a Thunderbolt to HDMI to TV set up. On occasion it just starts switching the TV display on and off. I have not been able to determine the root cause. Looking in the Console just confirms the ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display switching between two computers without manually disconnecting the cord?

I have connected mac mini to ATD with the ATD's thunderbolt port on the back side using extra thunderbolt-thunderbolt cord, and I sometimes connect my macbook with the thunderbolt cable from ATD's. ...
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Ethernet Thunderbolt on Bootcamp

So, I'm running a rMBP, and my BootCamp simply refuses to recognise my Ethernet. I can see it recognises the Thunderbolt converter, as there's an option to eject it under 'Safely eject hardware'. I'm ...
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Is there a good docking solution for Macbook so far?

I have been looking for a good Macbook docking solution for months The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock doesn't seem like a good option based on the reviews on Amazon.com. I also noticed that there ...
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How To connect the macbook with thunderbolt display 27" to non thunderbolt TV with HDMI port?

I have the following equipments in hands: Macbook PRO 15 inch with 1 thunderbolt port. Apple Thunderbolt display 27" A Samsung TV with RGB port, & HDMI port. I want all these displays ...
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Mini DVI port male to thunderbolt female [duplicate]

I use the old 2007 white macbook (that works great). There's a thunderbolt display lying idle in our office, and I wish to connect it to my macbook. The macbook has a mini DVI port. I searched online ...
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Apple Dual-Link DVI adapter doesn't work after upgrade to 10.9.2

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I've been running 10.8.x. I'm using the Apple branded dual-link DVI adapter to connect an external WQHD monitor (1440p). It was working great with 10.8. I just ...
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Can a thunderbolt cable transmit power?

Is it possible for thunderbolt to transmit power to or from a Macbook Pro. Perhaps to power/charge it or power/charge an external device?
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When is a ethernet-to-thunderbolt cable necessary?

With the upgraded wireless on the latest 2013 MBP's when would I need this cable? I do have a Time Machine but the rate of data transfer wouldn't increase from having thunderbolt since the speed would ...
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How can I achieve higher quality results from my bargain based 4K monitor?

I just got the latest 2013 15.4-inch MBP 2.6GHz and I also have the 39-inch Seiki 4K television. I previously had a 2010 MBP 15.4-inch 2.53GHz and used a Mini-HDMI to connect to the 4K which was ...
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why does my Thunderbolt display not wake from sleep

When putting my MacBook Pro to sleep with Thunderbolt Display attached, upon waking-up machine...Thunderbolt Display does NOT wake, and I must unplug then plug-in the display for it to return to ...
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Dual and triple non-TB monitors on a Mac Mini late 2012 (Macmini6,2)

I'm trying to find out if I can connect two 27" Dell S2740L 927M9-IPS-LED monitors to a Macmini6,2. One via HDMI and the other via TB or USB 3.0. The Mac Mini doesn't have a Mini DP that I can see, ...
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Internet sharing on MacBook Air

I'm trying to share my MacBook Air's wireless connection to my PS3 via ethernet and internet sharing. In internet sharing the share to options are iPhone USB, Thunderbolt Bridge and Bluetooth PAN. If ...
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Color issues when waking up MBA connected to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I haven't got the faintest idea what is causing this issue, but hopefully somebody here has experienced it before. When I haven't used my computer for a while I decide to wake it up from sleep by ...
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How to unplug from thunderbolt display in a safe way?

Whenever to unplug from the thunderbolt display one have to unmount all the devices connected to the display ports. Is there an automated way to do this without having to search for everything in ...
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Why does thunderbolt to displayport cable result in video with color bleeding?

I have an ASUS VE278 display, which is cable of handling VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. I have an early 2013 model Macbook Pro, with two Thunderbolt ports, and an HDMI port. If I use the HDMI port ...
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Does the 27-inch iMac (MC511LL/A) have a true thunderbolt port or just a mini-display port?

I'm trying to connect a thunderbolt external drive to my Mac: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i5-2.8-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html However, the disk is not being ...
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Thunderbolt bridged with ethernet gives poor performance

I have both iMac and MBP, so I thought it might be a good idea to connect MBP to office network through iMac with thunderbolt bridge. The setup is quite simple: office server <- 1GbE -> cisco ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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Can I run two non-thunderbolt displays from a thunderbolt RAID device?

It seems like this question has been asked a million times, but after a few hours of reading similar questions, I have not been able to find a clear answer. I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air running OS X ...
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Thunderbolt, Mini Display Port and HDMI

I got MDP-HDMI connector that does not work with iMac Mid 2011 with thunderbolt. I do not understand if it should (not) work or it is damaged. Here is answer that link article that tells that iMac ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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USB3 HDD on an USB2 port vs thunderbolt

I need to buy a new HDD (>2To so no SSD solution, unless you know a very attractive offer) and I was wondering about performance knowing this : MBP 2011 (2 usb 2.0 - 1 Thunderbolt); 7k2 HDD. What ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA connector makes my MacBook Pro Retina very hot

I have a new Macbook pro retina display, i7, 16 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. I have noticed that when running Boot Camp with Win 7 and I plug in my HP VGA monitor using a VGA/thunderbolt ...