Thunderbolt bandwidth and daisy-chaining

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

  1. SmokyD macrumors regular

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    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

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