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Old Aug 8, 2014, 09:28 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by mmamster View Post
Just wanted to confirm that this solution produces two independent screens, rather than mirrors? I have a new 2014 MBA with USB 3.0



BTW I am a keen fireblade rider, home track Phillip Island Vic.
This will give you 2 independent displays, but the one connected via USB won't be as 'smooth' as the other one.

This is from my personal experience with this type of adapter, as well as comments I've read elsewhere. If you're planning on just keeping mostly static images/apps/items on that display and don't think that will bug you, then by all means give it a shot.
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Old Aug 15, 2014, 11:13 AM   #102
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Originally Posted by Ducati-Rider View Post
I read this thread to learn how to get 2 monitors, and wanted to share how I got mine working. I can even play video off the USB 3.0 port.

1. two Dell monitors using DVI. Dell Ultrasharp 2412M and Dell 2414H
2. mini DP/DP -> Dell 2414H
3. Diamond DS3900 USB 3.0 Dock in the usb 3.0 port -> DVI to Dell 2412.

The Diamond also has extra USB 3.0 ports (2) and USB 2.0 ports (4) and ethernet so you gain ports. The Diamond requires you to install 2 software updates as there are issues with the displaylink and Maverick OSX.

The link to the Diamond DS3900 Ultra Dock Dual Video USB 3.0/2.0 Docking Station is here:

The Maverick issue is described here:

The beta software solution is described here:

Good luck.
I would like to thank Ducati Rider and others for this thread. I have a MacBook Air mid-2013 that I needed to hook up to two Dell U2410s. After googling some keywords and finding this thread, I obtained a StarTech Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable to run from the Mac to the first monitor, and the Diamond DS3900 to connect from the Mac to the second monitor using the USB port on the Mac and the DVI port on the monitor. I installed the DisplayLink software mentioned above. It's all working great. I don't do much video, so haven't tested that much.

Thank you.

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Old Today, 07:26 AM   #103
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A similar thread resides on the apple discussion forums:

They did not succeed in daisy chaining two external monitors using 10.9 either. Yet it is being mentioned that daisy chaining on a new MBP running Win 8.1 does work.

Is there anyone with Thunderbolt 2.0 and Win 8 on their MBA that could investigate?

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