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The Kanex USB 3 adapter would not work with USB 3 external hard drives that I bought it for so I had to return it. Make sure the place you buy it from has a decent return policy.


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Got the same setup, and all is working fine here - but some things you will need to take into account: My ACER didnt ship with an HDMI cable, it came with a Display Port Cable, as i am having the XB280HK Version - and thats the only way that makes sense (technical restrictions on other connection methods, as you stated above) to connect it. A Thundebolt ...


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Thanks Heiko ! Unfortunelly, my MacbookPro has only one thunderbolt port, the same for my Hard drive... Anyway, do you know any TB hub with three ports ? (one to connect to the computer) I've been trying to find unsuccessfully... Maybe Apple is controlling the third-parties to prevent its own market...?!? Glaucus


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Venicejeff is right. To expand, you can't daisychain monitors that don't have a thunderbolt port on them. DVI and VGA require dedicated inputs. So if you want those two monitors you will need an adapter that gives you another video port. Like a thunderbolt dock and some adapters or that Matrox unit that you mentioned in your question. The only other option ...


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since they air only has 1 thunderbolt and some usb2 ports, you're pretty pinched. you could get a thunderbolt dock along the lines of the caldigit unit.. this has an hdmi and a pass-through thunderbolt on it. you can then get an hdmi-dvi cable for oen monitor and a thunderbolt to dvi adapter for the other. another option would just be a thunderbolt hub. ...


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The general answer is your Mac Mini 2014 has two Thunderbolt 2 ports so your best bet is to drive one monitor from HDMI and the other from Thunderbolt so that you have another Thunderbolt port free for storage or networking. Out of the box, fully supported by Apple is either two displays via Thunderbolt (and they can chain if one of the display is ...


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You connect two monitors to a Mac Mini via two separate ports; one monitor for one port. It sounds like with both your monitors you'd like to connect via VGA. So then you'd need: Thunderbolt Mini display port to VGA adapter. HDMI to VGA adapter.


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Under Sound Efects tab, change Play sound effects through... Instead of automatically change this option, when I plug in headphones this setting remains unchanged.


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No it will not. According to http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6008: "You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with these Mac computers. MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 and later) Mac Pro (Late 2013) iMac (27-inch, Late 2013 and later) Mac mini (Late 2014)"


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Thunderbolt is PCI express, so you would need an older machine to have a PCI express bus or card and then add an adapter card which would cost far more than a new USB drive. I don't think that adapter (which is eminently makable) would be brought to market due to the cost of the "solution" to be implemented. If you need a drive that connects to old and new ...



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