Can a Mac with Mini-Display do anything with a Thunderbolt Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gwelmarten, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. gwelmarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi
    I'm just wondering about thunderbolt compatibility with the older macs with mini-display. If I were to connect a thunderbolt drive to a mini-display port, could I still transfer data, all-be-it at a much slower rate?

    Sam
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, as the Mini DisplayPort would not even see a Thunderbolt device, as you need a Thunderbolt chip on both ends (computer and device you want to connect to).
     

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