Cheap Thunderbolt to dual DVI cable

tuan

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Sep 4, 2010
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I'm looking for a cable to connect new Mac Pro 2013 to a 30" screen (2560x1600) with DVI-I & DVI-D ports. The Apple cable is almost $100. It looks like many of the lower priced cables do not support such a resolution. Have you found cheaper alternatives that work ? Thanks.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I'm looking for a cable to connect new Mac Pro 2013 to a 30" screen (2560x1600) with DVI-I & DVI-D ports.
Any chance the display has a Displayport connector? If so, you can use an inexpensive Mini Displayport to Displayport cable.
 

chrisn123

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Nov 26, 2011
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Neither does Apple's. The USB plug is just to power the adapter.
Actually the Apple adapter DOES pass USB to the hub/ports in the 30" monitors. I am running two of them. I you use a TB-FW800 adapter with an 800-400 adapter, it will happily light of the firewire ports as well (for example to run an original iSight camera).
 

BayouTiger

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Jul 24, 2008
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Oops! Sorry, I forgot about that. Hell I forgot my 30 had ports on it. It hangs on a wall so I never think about them. I use the ports on the iMac that feeds it?
 

Marty62

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Mar 11, 2010
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No need to spend more money than necessary, and I am worried that out of 479 customer reviews of the Apple cable, 220 are 1* (out of 5*): http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter
A work colleague has this adaptor and runs it from a spare iPhone charger.
Using it with a large LG monitor.
That keeps it stable, the power supplied from many USB ports is just not enough, so
don't go there !!

OR get the Dr Bott version ( name IIRC )

M.