Minidisplay Cable Works for Target Disk Mode?

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  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Can I use a minidisplay cable for target disk mode like a thunderbolt cable? Thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No, it does not have the proper circuitry for Target Disc Mode.
     
  3. mpfuchs macrumors regular

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    Yes, I'm doing it with my 2011 27" iMac and 2014 13" rMBP.
    Works like a charm. Since the iMac doesn't have Thunderbolt, you need to use the MiniDisplay cable.

    here are the details:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Target Disc Mode is not the same as Target Display Mode.
     
  5. mpfuchs macrumors regular

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    Oh Sh**! I didn't even notice the difference...
    Sorry about that!
     

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