can i connect 2 macbook to 1 thunderbolt hub?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stuartrozier, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    i have 2 MacBooks, but they both backup to the same external HD ...

    i went out an brought a thunderbolt hub, so i can connect...

    the hub to >> macbook 1
    macbook 2
    external HD

    will they all talk to each other ?

    many thanks

    stuart
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Most hubs have 1 inputs, the rest are outputs. I don't think what you want to do is possible that way.

    Have you taken a look at a NAS?
     
  3. stuartrozier thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have yes, thanks for the quick reply.

    but isn't thunderbolt meant to be back compatible ?

    thanks stuart
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, this won't work. You can't simultaneously use an external disk connected to each computer, regardless of how they're physically connected.
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

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    "Backward compatible" means a Thunderbolt 3 device will work on a Thunderbolt 1 connection.
     

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