mbp with thunderbolt display and LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt

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  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    if i got a thunderbolt display and hooked it up to my mbp how would the lacie hard drive work? why would i want the set-up?
     
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  3. danpass macrumors 68020

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    you hook up the Lacie to the display and then the display to the MBP.

    Other stuff also gets hooked up to the display.

    Therefore you maintain the clean look with just the TB display and magsafe connections.
     
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    I remember in one of apples release docs the computer should be connected to the the ATD with other devices being connected to the ATD.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Okay, might have confused the ATD with the ACD then.

    Should have read that "Getting Started" booklet coming with the display.
     
  6. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    how does hard drive function with this set up. is this a good way to store pics and music between notebooks?
     
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  8. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Thunderbolt allows devices to be daisy chained. Meaning they don't have to all be connected to the computer (your MBP) but instead you could connect the TD to your computer, and then connect the Little Big Disk to your TD, and then connect something else to your LBD without any problems. I believe there is a limit, but I'm not entirely sure what it is.
     
  9. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    6 devices including the computer, so five TB devices.
     
  10. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Ah that was my guess, but was entirely unsure. Thanks.
     

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