Thunderbolt on 2010 cMP 5,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Zeke D, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

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    #1
    I did a bit of research, and it looks like if I want to use my 2011 27" iMac in target display mode, I'm pretty much out of luck since there's no way to get thunderbolt into the cMP.

    It works just fine with my 2011 MBP and my 2012 MBA, but it'd be nice to upgrade my 24" Dell on my cMP to a pretty 27" screen for photoshopping.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    You didn't ask a question in your post, but if you're wondering if there's a way to add Thunderbolt to a Mac Pro, it's impossible.
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    AFAIK, target display mode do not require Thunderbolt, but just display port.
     
  4. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

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    Unfortunately, I picked up a 2011 model that's thunderbolt-only. Maybe I'll be able to get ahold of a 2010 model one of these days...
    --- Post Merged, Jun 9, 2017 ---
    Right, I wanted you all to confirm my conclusion that thunderbolt on cMP is no joy.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    You are right, 2011 require Thunderbolt. Thanks for correcting me.
     

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