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LoneRider

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Aug 6, 2010
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So say you have a lot of files on one computer you want to transfer to a second computer and both have Thunderbolt ports.

Can you hook them up and "see" the other to transfer files or is Thunderbolt only for "peripherals" and doesn't allow such a connection?
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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You can connect the two using Target Disk Mode. Just like with FireWire, but instead using Thunderbolt. I am not sure if you can create a network between two Macs connected via Thunderbolt like you could FireWire.
 

Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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Target Disk Mode

yes you can:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1160887/targetdiskmodethunderbolt.html

160897-tbolt_tdm_01_slide.png
 

Freyqq

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interesting. Can you do this in OSX without target disk mode too? 10Gb\s transfer speeds would be nice :)
 

theSeb

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interesting. Can you do this in OSX without target disk mode too? 10Gb\s transfer speeds would be nice :)

No, you cannot. In addition you don't get anywhere near those theoretical speeds. In fact, target disk mode via thunderbolt is painfully slow right now.
 
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