A Thunderbolt display daisy chain question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sluggyman, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Sluggyman macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    Hey Guys,

    I was just wondering if the thunderbolt monitor will daisy chain with a 24" apple cinema display that is like discontinued. But would that work or not?
  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    Been many threads discussing this issue already, and yes, it will work IF you put another thunderbolt device inbetween the display and your other monitor. If you just plug a regular display into the thunderbolt display you won't get a picture (for somewhat complicated technical reasons.)

    Needless to say, this other thunderbolt display also needs to have a daisy-chain port, or you'll be caught with your b...eard in a wringer. ;)
  3. Sluggyman thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    Sorry I tried the search but it said the website couldn't respond or something but what sort of device would have to go between the display and the second one?
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Anything that is not a thunderbolt display - e.g. an external thunderbolt HDD.

    You can't buy the mobile seagate adapter since it has only one port. The cheapest (not yet available) device is the seagate desktop adapter for $199.
  5. Sluggyman thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    So I would have

    MacBook Pro ----> Thunderbolt Display ----> Thunderbolt External HD ----> 24" Apple display (Or would this work with any monitor with a mini display port?

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