MiniDP Monitor DaisyChained through HardDrive?

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

  1. Epic26 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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

    Thanks
     
  2. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

    Outrigger

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    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

    Giuly

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

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    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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