Thunderbolt Splitter or Thunderbolt Hub

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    AntonWebern

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    #1
    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?
     
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    lewis82

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    #2
    Thunderbolt doesn't support hubs or splitters because it supports daisy-chaining.

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    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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