Thunderbolt Hub/Splitter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Danmickread, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Danmickread macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2012
    Does anyone know of any thunderbolt hubs, i simply want 2 thunderbolt ports from the 1 i have on my mid 2011 iMac so that i can plug in a second monitor (using a thunderbolt to hdmi cable) and a thunderbolt external drive.
    Is there a cheap way to do this, i have done some googling but can only find hubs such as the belkin which add usb 3 and audio ports etc, i don't need all that just a simple thunderbolt splitter.


  2. anshu macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2011
    There are 2 ways to do this cheaply I believe, one would be to use the caldigit dock, the other is a cheaper external drive with passthrough, try the seagate drive or lacie refurbished items
  3. Richdmoore, Nov 18, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013

    Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I believe the Caldiget is the only hdmi out device with 2 thunderbolt ports for chaining. The other option would be to replace the thunderbolt disk for another model with 2 ports for daisy chaining.

    EDIT: One advantage to getting the Caldiget drive is that it will also add usb 3 ports to your iMac. (That is why I purchased one.)

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