Target Display Mode Questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by freeuser, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. freeuser Suspended

    Apr 8, 2013
    I have already read the Apple Support documents to the TDM, but this doesn't adress my questions:

    1. if i connect my Macbook Pro Retina to my iMac via Thunderbolt, will the iMac run under full power, or is there only the Display running? Might be a question for power consumption.

    2. Bootcamp isn't working with TDM, but will Windows show up via Parallels in TDM?

    3. for which reason do you use TDM, and not only run your iMac, because you have to run two computers at the same time?
  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    To answer question #1, yes the iMac will need to be fully running and booted into OS X.
  3. andy9l macrumors 68000

    Aug 31, 2009
    England, UK

    #2 Yes

    #3 When you need two screens, or your other Mac is more powerful than the TDM iMac?

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