Can you daisy chain Thunderbolt hubs?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soundhound, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    I've got a Caldigit TS2 thunderbolt dock that I'm using and I've got a couple of devices that only have one thunderbolt port. One of them is already being used, the other I want to use now as well.

    I've also got an OWC Thunderbolt dock not being used at the moment. I'm wondering if I can connect both the Caldigit and the OWC Thunderbolt hub in series, to allow me to add the device that only has one port?

  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Yup. But you wouldn't gain any Thunderbolt ports by it. Each time you add a new device with two Thunderbolt ports in the chain, you'll use one Thunderbolt port on the previous device and one on the new device. You'll always only have one free Thunderbolt port in the chain.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're aiming to do?
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Thunderbolt is not like USB where you can have a hub with one port in and 7 parallel ports for devices. Thunderbolt is much like old SCSI, a daisy chain.

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