Can this cable be used to transfer data between Macs?

Can this cable be used to transfer data between Macs?

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    Yes, using Target Disk Mode between two thunderbolt equipped Macs.

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  • Yes you can. It is mentioned in the description that it works for target disk mode.
    To transfer the data, reboot one into target disk mode by holding down "T" during boot and then just find the data and copy it across.

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  • Yes. "Apple Thunderbolt cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt." That means, you connect the cable and start one of the macs holding the "T" key and it will appear as if it was an external hard-drive in the other mac.

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  • Yes, if both Macs have a Thunderbolt port (not to be confused with a MiniDisplay Port - they look the same, the Mac should be from early-mid 2011) then you can boot one of them into 'Target Disk Mode' (press t when rebooting) and that Mac will show up as an external Thunderbolt drive.

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  • Yes, but only between Thunderbolt enabled Macs!

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  • Yes, as long as both Macs have Thunderbolt ports and one of them in booted into Target Disk Mode.

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  • Yes. If (and only if) both Macs have Thunderbolt, this cable can be used for Target Disk Mode.

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  • Yes, but only if both of them have a Thunderbolt port.

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  • Yes between two thunderbolt equipped macs.

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  • Yes this Apple thunderbolt cable can transfer data via target disk mode.

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  • Yes, if both computers feature Thunderbolt ports. Place one computer in Target Disk Mode (start with the "T" key held down) and connect; the computer in Target mode will appear on the desktop as an external hard drive.

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  • Yes, but you will have to put one of your Macs into Target Disk Mode.

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  • Yes, but only between Macs that have a Thunderbolt port (I.E. 2011 and newer models).

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  • Yes if they both have thunderbolt connectors. It will also work as an additional network port so networking is possible between the two machines.

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  • Yes, but: 1) the Macs must be Thunderbolt equipped which limits you to the latest generation Macbook Pros and iMacs, and 2) you must use the target disk mode just like you would transferring data using Firewire.

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  • You can transfer data if both Macs support Thunderbolt and one Mac is in target disk mode.

    "Apple Thunderbolt cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt..."

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  • As long as both Macs have Thunderbolt ports, you can put on into target disk mode and connect them with a Thunderbolt cable. No word yet on whether you can run IP over TB yet.

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  • Of course, but only with machine that have thunderbolt port. Mini display port machine are not capable to do that.

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  • Yes, you can use "target mode" from a Mac to another (both needs Thunderbolt port).

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  • Yes. It says so in the second paragraph above.

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