Thunderbolt question

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

  1. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    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

    Apr 22, 2003
    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

    Dec 20, 2010
    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

    Apr 22, 2003
    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


    Dec 22, 2008
    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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