part number for thunderbolt cable for

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lasloduncan, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. lasloduncan macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2015
    2013 imac in order to chain external hard drives..-seems like a simple request hahhahah--wrong. my option is to bother this forum...or the dreaded apple support, that usually goes with much angst,- wear down two new friendly chipper less informed than I am trainees, then after an hour several dozens screens read to me ver batem over the phone. I get an "advisor" who knows what they are doing are fully trained, not drunk, and somewhat burned out.

    not anything I look forward to...thanks for you help, guidance or just tell me where to look- plug in my serial # and walla...thank you for your trouble not sure why this is so difficult. apple store is 100 miles away --so part number and will order online..
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    Thunderbolt is thunderbolt, so your choice, eh?

    How long do you want that cable to be?

    I guess you forgot to search for "Thunderbolt cables" at Apple's web site, so here's a couple of links to Apple's order pages:
    Apple-online has two lengths that are Apple branded, .5 and 2 meters -

    They also sell other brands for more length, up to 60 meters, if you need a really long distance
    Yeah, lots of $, but there it is if you need it.
    One caveat -- you will find both Thunderbolt, and Thunderbolt 3. You don't want the TB 3 cables for your 2013 iMac.

    So, there's a couple of links for you. There's a dropdown on each page, so you can decide on the length you need.
  3. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2015
    Thank you for your help
    --- Post Merged, Apr 15, 2017 ---
    apparently what I need is tb 2 both in cable, dock and drive...?? now to find that used but still good...not much chance of that -- thanks again

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