Thunderbolt question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ashman70, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    Right now I have two 23" monitors connected to my late 2013 27" iMac via display port cables plugged into the two thunderbolt ports. If I was get a thunderbolt drive enclosure could I then plug one of the monitors into the enclosure, or would that not work?
     
  2. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    You could connect your Thunderbolt HDD or other device with daisy-chain Thunderbolt ports to one of the ports on your computer and plug-in the miniDisplayPort connector into the Thunderbolt HDD.

    Just be sure to get a Thunderbolt HDD with 2 Thunderbolt ports.
     
  3. ashman70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What I want to do, is unplug one of the monitors, plug a thunderbolt enclosure into the empty TB port, and then, if possible, plug the monitor into the second TB port on the enclosure, but I don't think it will work because its not a TB monitor, but a DVI to display port adapter.
     
  4. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    The 2-port Thunderbolt HDD can allow a Thunderbolt or mDP display to be used.

    That is normal functionality of Thunderbolt.

    Just need a mDP to DVI or mDP to DisplayPort cable.
     
  5. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    it should work as long as the monitor is at the end of the TB chain, but being that its not native DVI, I'm not sure.
     

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