connecting 20 cinema display to mid 2010 mac pro

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  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    will I need any special adapters? I have the older 20 inch silver cinema display, will it connect to the mac pro?
     
  2. scott.n macrumors 6502

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    Display and USB will work fine. There's no FireWire 400 port on the Mac Pro, though.
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think the FireWire 800 port on the Mac Pro 5,1 has backward compatibility to the FireWire 400, isn't it?
     
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    Yes, as you wrote, it is compatible, just a small adapter needed fw800 to fw400, and this only if the OP plans to use the monitor's fw400 ports.
     
  5. r6mile macrumors 6502

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    I have the 20 ACD - no adapters needed, just plug-in the DVI cable onto the computer.
     
  6. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

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  7. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow, I could use 6 monitors with this? thats right, I am not looking to use multiple monitors right now, just one, but maybe 2 in the future.

    this got me thinking what if I wanted to watch or work with 4k content on the mid 2010 mac pro?
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I have a pair of 20" ACDs hooked into my 2010 Pro, one via DVI and one via a MiniDP-->DVI adapter. They both work like a pair of champs :)
     

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