I have a 2013 MacBook Air with one Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 1 port. Is there a way to connect both an LED Cinema Display and my old Firewire accessories to this port?


You need a Thunderbolt Dock with a Firewire port

Thunderbolt is not like video or USB where you can get an inexpensive splitter and just multiply or split the signals. So, to use two devices simultaneously, you need a dock.

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  • Ugh. That's as expensive as the monitor, and does much more than I need it to—and there doesn't seem to be a cheaper option. I think I'll figure out how to connect the FireWire devices via USB. Thanks. – Calion Jun 30 '18 at 15:11
  • I know what you mean. Thunderbolt is awesome, but it's awesomeness is directly proportional to it's price. – Allan Jun 30 '18 at 15:53
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    I picked up a OWC Thunderbolt Dock on eBay, new but no box, for a very reasonable price and quite a discount. Well worth it as I found use for many other ports including the fast charging USB ports. – Matt Sephton Jul 5 '18 at 10:42
  • Hm. That's a good idea. Unfortunately, it puts me in a quandary: If I go that route, I can't use the Henge Dock I was thinking of getting, and must instead use the LandingZone dock, because the Henge does not support Thunderbolt, just Mini DisplayPort. – Calion Jul 18 '18 at 1:49

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