How to use Thunderbolt External Hard Drive and Connect to a non-Apple display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jimmy Guphanti, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    How can I do this? The problem is that the computer only has 1 thunderbolt port. Is there a USB to HDMI adapter out there that works on mac? I don't want to have to plug and unplug the Thunderbolt cable from the display and from the hard drive?

  2. tninety macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    The answer is you pretty much can't. You have to buy a daisy chainable hard drive or wait for a Thunderbolt dock with DVI/HDMI out.
  3. misterbig macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Yes there are USB to HDMI adapters available so you can connect your HDMI monitor to your Mac via USB. However, they are expensive, and you should check Mac compatibility very carefully before purchasing.

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