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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Thunderbolt to minidisplayport?

2012 Mac Mini. I've got a Apple Thunderbolt Display & Apple LED Cinema Display (mini display port).

I haven't actually tried plugging the MDP into the Thunderbolt Display, but I gather it won't work. There needs to be a Thunderbolt device in-between.

My question is - what can I put in between that will enable the MDP Apple LED Display?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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I haven't actually tried plugging the MDP into the Thunderbolt Display, but I gather it won't work.
At least try it first.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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There are several threads & Apple KB articles that say it won't work.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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There are several threads & Apple KB articles that say it won't work.
You're right, it WON'T work. Off the top of my head, you can use the Seagate goflex desktop adapter which is the cheapest and put that in between the TBD and the ACD.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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That was my first though too, but the pictures look like it only has 1 port, so you can't daisy-chain a display off of it.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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The GoFlex adapter only has 1 thunderbolt port, but the Backup Plus adapter has two:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00


I'm using this adapter right now and have a mini-displayport to dvi adapter plugged into it for an external monitor. It works out really well so far! The monitor passes through to the adapter and to my computer just fine so that plugging in the Thunderbolt cable attaches both the monitor and the external hard drive in one port.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:09 AM   #7
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Thanks, I think I'm going to go with the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter.
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