Connecting two devices to one Thunderbolt port on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JeffreyRashad, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. JeffreyRashad macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2014
    I just purchased a UAD Apollo Twin Audio Interface that requires a Thunderbolt to connect to my Late 2011 Macbook Pro. These Macbook Pros only have 1 Thunderbolt port and I had previously been using that Thunderbolt port to connect my TV/Monitor (via HDMI to thunderbolt) to the Macbook to have 2 different screens (1 on my mac and the other much larger one on my TV Monitor). I figured that connecting both the UAD Apollo Twin + my TV would be as simple as buying a thunderbolt hub/dock/extender but after much searching (going to the Apple store, Radioshack, Amazon, Best Buy, Guitar Center ect.) , I can't find one anywhere. All I really need is a 2nd thunderbolt port, but am not sure what I need to do this.

    I found this Belkin Thunderbolt Dock on Amazon ( Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock with 1-Meter Thunderbolt Data Transfer Cable (Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 Technology): Computers & Accessories) and while it has 2 Thunderbolt ports, 1 of them would be needed to be connected to the Macbook leaving me still with only one port for 2 items (UAD Apollo + TV Monitor) in need of the connection. Is there a simple way to get an extra thunderbolt port on a Macbook?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and sorry if this is a relatively simple fix but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere.
  2. snorkelman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010

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