Thunderbolt connection question - need external monitor and hard drive hookup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leftPCbehind209, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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    If I use the TB connection with a Mini Displayport HDMI adaptor so I can connect my MBP to an external monitor, what happens when I want to use the Thunderbolt connection to hookup a hard drive?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As TB is daisy-chain capable, you connect the HDD to the Mac, then connect the display to the HDD.
    www.apple.com/thunderbolt
     
  3. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    however thats only valid if you got a cinema display thunderbolt version. What you can do is to connect the external HD first then connect the display as the last piece of the chain. However I dont know if it would work, in principle it should
     
  4. leftPCbehind209 thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it.

    I have a Dell U2410. I suppose that means that it'd be the last in the chain all the time since it doesn't have a TB port.

    Thanks.
     

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