has anyone used the thunderbolt port?

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  1. thunderboltmac macrumors member

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    i personally have never used it and i honestly prefer usb 3.0 over the thunderbolt port, because you need to buy the wire and no one i know uses it.
     
  2. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I use it everyday (as MiniDisplay Port) for connecting my MBP to an external display, but I haven't had experience with anything else as far as thunderbolt is concerned.
     
  3. wrinkster22, Oct 20, 2011
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    I have not use it yet.. but when I do it will be used as a mini display port.. connected to an adapter.
    I would love a thunderbolt memory stick. Except it would be like 100$ for 8gb of flash.
     
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    Beside the simple thing that 8GB Flash sticks usually don't even need USB 2.0 speeds. And the fastest are still far away from needing more than USB 3.0.
    Who would buy a thunderbolt stick where the controller alone probably costs more than the entire stick.
     
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    I use it as a MiniDP to connect to VGA projectors...
     
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    I use mine (on occasion) with my Apple Thunderbolt Display.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    For data transfer from my iMac to my Air. I'm waiting for the newer, larger SSD'S to appear on the market, and will then buy.

    For now, it's a cable, sitting with other cables that I will use in time.

    Mind you, I don't need my dock connected anymore! (must remember to disconnect it)
     
  8. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Still waiting for Thunderbolt external drives that don't cost a fortune/have unnecessarily large storage volumes (8TB? Really?)
     
  9. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    Have no use for the Thunderbolt port. I only really use Power, USB, and Headphone jacks.
     
  10. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I use a thunderbolt to hdmi adapter to connect my MBP to my external monitor,but I haven't used it for high speed data transfers yet. Still waiting on some thunderbolt hard drives.
     
  11. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    External GPU

    I can't wait for Village Instrument's Thunderbolt Dock. I am going to use that with my MBP for massively better GPU power!!!! (I EXTREMELY HOPE that they will let the notebook display be used). :D
     
  12. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    I use Thunderbolt in target disk mode between my 2011 Macs.

    Over on the Mac Mini forum we talked about using a base Mini with HDD upgrades as an external drive. Apple has listed a couple refurb lately and it would be close to the cost of a 2 TB LaCie but far more flexible and without the performance limitation. ;)
     
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    The external enclosure that I want, I cannot afford (or rather I cannot justify the cost of it) and it would only work with my MacBook Pro and nothing else.
     
  14. chrism88 macrumors newbie

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    I Use is all the time connected to my Thundebolt display,
    and then other devices connected through that.

    Works great, plug in one cable and my display and devices are all connected
     
  15. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Now 10gbps sounds amazing.
    Twice as fast as USB 3.0
    But not many peripherals are out yet :/
    I guess we have to wait couple years for them to start making them and become cheap
     
  16. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816

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    I use mine (as Mini Display port) to my 27" iMac when I work from home, but nothing else, yet.
     
  17. dylan.shenton macrumors newbie

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    Haven't used it for anything other than connecting as a MiniDisplay port, however in the future I'd LOVE to have an graphics card dock, 27'' display, RAID drives all chained off it. In good time, thunderbolt will become a bigger part of how you use your MacBook. Having the power of a beastly tower PC at home, then just unplug it all and boom! You've got your nice portable MacBook again.
    :apple:
     

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