MiniDP Monitor DaisyChained through HardDrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Epic26, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Epic26 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012

    Currently have a DGM/monoprice 27" Display (2560x1440), plugged into my macbook.
    I was looking at buying thunderbolt storage, but im unclear if the monitor would work through the storage or not?

    The particular model i was looking at was the WD MyBook TB Duo.

    to clarify the connection would be.
    TB Macbook > TB cable > TB Drive > MiniDP cable > Monitor

  2. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    I have the exact same set-up and it works fine.

    I have a 2011 MBP, seagate Thunderbolt drive and Dell monitor.
  3. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    I ran one through a LaCie eSata T-Bolt hub.

    Should be fine.

    The only down point is the the monitor, with no t-Bolt pass-through, ends the daisy chain.
  4. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    no really downside. you can continue adding the TB peripheral (6 limit) and just always put the monitor at the end of the chain.
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Unless you have a Thunderbolt device that only has one port, in which case you're screwed.
  6. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    That assumes all other devices have pass-through as well. The OP cannot use a T-Bolt Ethernet adapter for example. It's still a limiting downside. But you are right, you just put the MDP cable at the end.

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