Display support in thunderbolt chain?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by comatory, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. comatory macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    Hi, just a quick question:

    Can I use miniDP to VGA adapter at the end of thunderbolt chain? For example I'd be using Macbook Air -> Promise RAID -> VGA display.

    Is this possible with the adapter? Is it supported?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I have an R4 with the port...According to Promise it will work, but I don't have an adaptor...I do have a 19" LCD panel that's VGA..I will try to get hold of an adaptor kit and let you know...It should work though.
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    There is no reason why it won't work. I use a miniDP to dvi adaptor connected to the Pegasus. According to reviews there are no issues with using the Pegasus in this way.
     
  4. comatory thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    I just wanted to be sure before I purchase it. I knew there'd be support for other than thunderbolt display, just wasn't sure if there are any limitations.
     
  5. eron macrumors 6502

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    It might not work due to the integrated graphics card limitation on your MBA. On a TB MBP it will definitely work.
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    What limitation would that be? The MBA is perfectly capable of driving even 27" monitors.
     

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