Thunderbolt bandwidth and daisy-chaining

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SmokyD, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. SmokyD macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2007
    The thunderbolt technology is currently piggy-backing on a mini dp. Does anyone know if the dp connection to a Cinema Display uses up part of the 10Gb/s thunderbolt bandwidth? Or is it separate?

    TB right now supports 10Gb/s up and down stream, and if the display bandwidth (over mini dp) is separate from that, leaving the full 10Gb/s for peripheral devices, that would be very good indeed.

    Also, say I'm using an upcoming Lacie hard drive with TB (assuming one is coming), and daisy chaining a Cinema Display to the Lacie. What if I eject the hard drive? I would have to do that if I wanted to take my mbp with me. Would the monitor lose it's connection to the mbp?

    Just curious how the daisy chaining would work.
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC

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