Using rMBP as USB 3 Hub over Thunderbolt for iMac 2011?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by angusmcfisher, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. angusmcfisher macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if it's possible to connect USB 3 Hard drives which are plugged into my Late 2013 13" rMBP to my USB-3-less 2011 iMac over Thunderbolt?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Umm....I don't think it's possible.

    I think your best solution is to buy a Caldigit Thunderbolt Dock.
     
  3. angusmcfisher thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah ok, thanks. I tried Target Disk Mode over Firewire, but this just displayed the SSD, and not the USB connected drives, but I wasn't sure whether this new Thunderbolt Networking would work or not. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Imac Sam macrumors 6502

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  5. angusmcfisher thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks. I bought a Thunderbolt cable, and it turned out that doing Thunderbolt over IP worked a treat.

    Thanks for your help guys
     

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