Question: How to Connect External monitor and Thunderbolt Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rocknblogger, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

    rocknblogger

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    So I'm looking at the cMBP and I see it only has one Thunderbolt port. I realize that if I had multiple TB drives I can just daisy chain them. But what happens if I want to connect a TB drive and an HDMI monitor (Or DVI)? How can I do this? Which adapters do I need?

    Thanks!!


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  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    If you use drives which have two Thunderbolt ports (so that you can daisy chain), then you can plug a Mini-Displayport video cable into the last Thunderbolt port in the chain to connect your monitor.

    For example: MBP->Thunderbolt Cable->Thunderbolt Drive->Mini-Displayport to HDMI cable->Monitor
     
  3. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. That's what I thought but I wasn't sure.
     

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