iMac in target display mode

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joe8232, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I am thinking of upgrading my 2011 27" iMac to a Retina and using the old one as a second display for the Retina. My question is, would the old iMac's hard drive (and maybe ports on the back) be shared over thunderbolt with the Retina since the machine is turned on , or would the sharing just be over the wireless network they are connected to.

    Thanks!
     
  2. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    iMac in target display mode

    This site seems to suggest drive mounting would only work over wireless:

    http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/ins-outs-imacs-target-display-mode/
     
  3. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link. Seems like an opportunity missed to me, but I guess people wouldn't buy as many cinema displays of you could use an old iMac as a screen and a hub.
     

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