Daisy chain monitors on Mac Mini 2012

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cutter74, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. cutter74 macrumors member

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    While (impatiently) waiting for my two brand new Dell U2414H monitors to arrive, I started thinking about something that I might have missed before. I was planning on connecting the mini with the first monitor with a miniDP to DP cable and daisy chain the first ti the second monitor to extend or mirror the displays.
    Is this supported on the late 2012 Mini?
    I'd appreciate a fast response if anybody knows, since I might have to cancel my order depending on what is supported with my configuration. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's not supported on any Mac unless you're using Thunderbolt displays.
     
  3. cutter74 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not the reply I was hoping for but thank you for your quick response. I thought I had read that daisy chaining through miniDP was supported in monitors with DP1.2. Since the U2414H support DP1.2 I was hoping to daisy chain this way.

    By the way, I won't have problems extending my desktop if I connect one monitor via miniDP and the other via HDMI, right?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That'll work fine.
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yes but thunderbolt 1 uses displayport 1.1. It isn't until thunderbolt 2 that displayport was upgraded to 1.2. And the only macs to have tb2 are the 2013 MacBook pros and 2013 Mac Pro.
     

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