Thunderbolt Splitter or Thunderbolt Hub

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AntonWebern, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Jun 1, 2012
    Pacific Northwest USA
    There are many ways for a thunderbolt chain to come to an end, e.g. Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter, Thunderbolt to Mini Display Port adapter, Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter.

    I can't seem to find a Thunderbolt Splitter or Hub anywhere. There are some brand new things coming out, such as Belkin, but none of them appear to actually multiply the number of Thunderbolt dead-ends you can have.

    Just as an example, if a Macbook Air owner wanted to connect Ethernet, a Firewire drive and a Non-Apple display into his/her MBA Thunderbolt port... what, it just can't be done? Impossible?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
    Thunderbolt doesn't support hubs or splitters because it supports daisy-chaining.


    Basically, like this. Thus, all devices must have two ports (or if they don't, they must be placed at the end of the chain.)

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