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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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 ...
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Connecting a Dell XPS running Windows 8.1 to a Thunderbolt Display

Can I connect a Dell XPS running Windows 8.1 to a Thunderbolt Display? Based on reading other questions and answers on your site it seems that this is possible. When I plug in the Thunderbolt to the ...
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What MAC address should I use for my Thunderbolt Ethernet on a MBPR?

I use MAC addresses to assign static IPs on my network and have recently added a new MacBook Pro Retina with Thunderbolt adapters in stead of Ethernet ports. On the box one MAC address is given for ...
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How to use 3 external monitors on 15" late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

Several people have posted about how they use 3 external monitors with their MacBook Pro Retina. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhvyLB_Tbw Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem ...
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.
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Attaching external display to MacBook Pro through VGA → DVI → Thunderbolt

I am trying to attach an external monitor to my MacBook Pro using VGA to DVI adapter and then DVI to Thunderbolt. I have MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display and the monitor is Acer V223HQV. ...
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Mavericks: Second Apple Thunderbolt Monitor Intermittently Ignored

I run a mid 2012 MacBook Pro as my main system. It drives two Apple Thunderbolt Monitors. Prior to my clean install of OSX 10.9 Mavericks, I worked with both monitors connected (as an expanded ...
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The hunt is on, new Mac Pro 2013 and where do you move your old MP data?

I would say, the hunt is on. If your are like me, having a old Mac Pro, with 4x HDD (8 TB total) and your preparing for the new Mac Pro (yeah!). Then the question becomes: where do you move your old ...
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Can I use a Thunderbolt cable to connect an iPad to a MacBook Air as second display?

Is it possible to use a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable to connect a new-generation iPad with a new-generation MacBook Air so that the iPad can be used as a 2nd monitor?
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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? [closed]

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 Thunderbolt 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 ...