What do you use your Thunderbolt ports for?

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  1. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Kind of a generic question, what do you usually have connected to the Thunderbolt ports on your Mac? In the case of my iMac it's a LaCie 3 TB external HDD and a 2012 Mac mini operating over Thunderbolt Bridge.
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I have a LaCie Thunderbolt-eSATA hub, connecting two 9TB RAID5 arrays, plus 2 x Thunderbay IV enclosures and 2 x Thunderbay 4 mini enclosures with 8 SSDs, along with a Mercury Elite Pro Dual enclosure for a time machine backup.
     
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    27" Thunderbolt Display
     
  6. ColdCase, Feb 9, 2015
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    - LaCie Big 5 20TB (TB1);

    - OWC Thunder bay (TB2) with three 4TB drives and a Samsung 850 pro SSD;

    - Startech TB2 Dock with a powered speaker system, an eSATA 2TB Drive, a USB3 4TB, a USB 128 SSD (Windows 8), and a USB printer/scanner attached. One dock USB port open for fast charging and portable USB drives;

    - Display port monitor (LG27EA83D);

    - Apple TB to FW adapter with older OWC firewire drive and a camera daisy chained.

    System works well, no issues.
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Lacie 2 Big
    Lacie eSATA hub
    Promise Pegasus R4
    24" ACD
     
  8. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    I don't use it, it seems it was dead before it even started. Still to expensive for devices that support it.
     
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    10gigabit networking, seagate SATA adapter and two 27" monitors
     
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    The thousands of people using it seem to think it's alive.
     
  13. roberthallin macrumors member

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    MDP -> DVI Adapter hooked up to a 20" Dell 2001FP. 13 years old but still going strong.
     
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  16. crhendo macrumors member

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    TB1 Lacie 5big Thunderbolt with 4TB drives and SoftRaid 5
    TB2 GSPEED Studio R
    TB2 ASUS PB287Q 4K Monitor
    TB2 OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock
    TB1 Highpoint RocketStor 5212
    TB1 Lacie LBD Thunderbolt
    TB1 Thunderbolt Bridge to my Mac Mini
     
  17. larrysing1963 macrumors regular

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    Port 1:
    LG 34" 34UM95 monitor
    (and attached to the TB port on the monitor is a Transcend TB 256GB SSD drive)

    Port 2:
    Dell P2715Q 27" 4K monitor

    :apple::D:)
     
  18. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Right now it's connected to CalDigit TS2 Thunderbolt Docking Station, and the monitor connected to the dock via mDP > DP cable.

    Planning to upgrade to Broadwell/Skylake rMBP and use the 2nd port for an external RAID setup, haven't decided what yet.
     
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  20. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Thunderbolt port on Mac mini for two daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays.

    On rMBP 13 i use it for Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
     

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