Thunderbolt Daisy Chain w/ 23" ACD (Aluminum; legacy)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skitzogreg, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. skitzogreg macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    I'll soon be using an Apple 23" ACD (DVI) with a MiniDP --> DVI adapter connected to my thunderbolt port on my mid-2012 cMBP. Thunderbolt specifications allow for a non-thunderbolt display to connect to a thunderbolt chain/array as long as it is the last connection/object in the chain. The question is, since I'm using a MiniDP to DVI adapter, can I still have video if it's the last object in a thunderbolt chain? I just want to make sure I didn't just waste the thunderbolt port on a monitor only; I want to eventually have more objects in the chain.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Yes, the only exception is that you can't connect it directly into the back of a Thunderbolt display without a non-display Thunderbolt device in between.

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