Do I need a thunderbolt 2 cable to take advantage of Thunderbolt 2?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by oxband, May 18, 2015.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    My retina MBP has thunderbolt 2. Can I buy regular thunderbolt cables for it or do I need Thunderbolt 2 cables?
     
  2. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    Thunderbolt 2 just aggregates the two channels in Thunderbolt for one connection. So the hardware is the same, in short the cables are identical.
     
  3. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    As above. Both the <3m copper and the long optical Tbolt cables work the same using either of the current versions of Tbolt (v1 & v2).

    One suspects that may change with the forthcoming Tbolt v3 due late 2015, but obviously no one can be sure until it arrives.
     

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