Thunderbolt 2 Cable?

akrantz

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Original poster
Oct 24, 2008
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Hey guys,

Does TBR have its own cable or is every Thunderbolt cable the same?


Thanks :)
 

Reno Richter

macrumors member
May 31, 2012
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TB and TB2 cables are the same. I asked Macsales.com tech support a couple of days ago since they have TB cables on sale :D
 

haravikk

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May 1, 2005
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TB and TB2 cables are the same. I asked Macsales.com tech support a couple of days ago since they have TB cables on sale :D
This; Thunderbolt 1 basically has two channels, one for general data and one for Displayport, all Thunderbolt 2 does in terms of the cable is turn these both into a single data stream, assuming the various devices are compatible of course, thus doubling the possible speed for all devices involved.

It means things are now a little more complex if you want to hook a display since it's directly sharing bandwidth with other devices, but for things other than the display it's a big bonus. Plus, with six ports on the new Mac Pro, it's not like you're struggling to find places to connect everything; you just need to bear in mind that devices hooked up with a display somewhere in the chain will be sharing closer to Thunderbolt 1's bandwidth, so you don't want anything too demanding in there.
 
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