• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with a good cable (2012 15" Retina MBP)

    I bought this too hook my MBP up to a Yamakasi Catleap monitor. Works great with very few issues. Once in awhile after waking from sleep, the monitor will have static in the picture, but if I just turn it off and on, it goes away. Extended use does not yield any sort of issues.

    It is a little expensive, but most dual link dvi->mini display cables are. The relocated USB port is actually convenient for plugging my VPN token in, as it ends up right in front of me on my desk.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Starts off ok, but over time this becomes almost unusable. I've used the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter for just over a year with a 2011 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt port and Dell 30" monitor. For the first few months I didn't have any problems, or none that couldn't be fixed by simply toggling the monitor off/on. But over the last few months the problem has increased in frequency and severity. Often the only way to get my monitor back is to shut down my system for an hour. If I'm lucky I may get a few hours of work afterwards. If not the snow/distorted pixels, flashing, blinking, and gray/black screen will reappear a few minutes after starting up.

    I did not have any problems (and still don't ) using this monitor with a 2007 MacBook Pro with built in Dual-Link port.

    Sorry, it there are typos in this post. My monitor is blinking on and off and pixels are distorted with snow, so I can't proofread what I've typed.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Mini 2012

    Work perfectly with the "Thuderbolt" port on the Mac Mini. I have a 30" Cinema Display that I purchased about 6 years ago from Apple (a testament to Apple quality). I had a second generation 2,3 Mac Mini and purchase the Dual-Link inorder to display the full resolution of the Cinema Display. Recently I purchase a new i7 Mac Mini and hooked up the display using the DVI to HDMI and was amazed at the low resolution. I got online with Apple and they figured out that the "Thuderbolt" port supports the "Mini-Display" plug. I hooked it up just like the old Mac Mini and it works perfectly! I guess "Thuderbolt" is either "Mini-Display" with a new name or it just is very flexible?

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well.

    Just got this altho i saw some of the negative reviews. I have it hooked up to a IPS 2560 by 1440 monitor and my macbook pro 2010 model. Works fine, works from sleep and i have yet to see any issues. I'm happy with it

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cr@p

    Makes my macbook pro freeze up randomly... very annoying and expensive.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but super expensive!

    First of all I got next day delivery despite opting for free delivery so that was a bonus.

    Product works as intended. I am using it with an early 2011 15inch Macbook Pro with a Dell 3007WFPHC (30inch 2560 x 1600). I have tested it with both OSX and Windows (via Bootcamp) and again there doesn't seem to be any problems.

    I haven't experienced any flickering, but the laptop is set to use high performance mode when plugged in (this is a suggested fix for the flickering some people are seeing) so perhaps that is why.

    The only issue though is price, $99 before tax is insane for an adapter! Oh and it's HUGE for a DVI Adapter as well (which is more comical than anything).

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it does flicker occasionally but it works

    I have two Dell 30's running on one video card, and they do flicker occasionally. It's annoying, usually requires a reboot, and I don't know why. I opened a support case at Apple just in case it got worse, but so far it's pretty rare, and when it's working the resolution is magnificent - 2500x1900, very sharp and quick.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy it if you have an Apple Cinema Display 30 ¨

    Does not work with an Apple Cinema Display 30¨ and a macbook air summer 2012. When time passes, appear blinking dotted lines, and are unbearable to behold. It is unfortunate that Apple did not check their Apple products before selling something.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter works - check the cable

    Bough the adapter and tested two cables that LOOKED like dual-link DVI - didn't work for DELL3007WFPHC. Thought I would return it.
    When putting the cables back, noted another one labelled Dual-Link DVI. Tested, works perfect.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine so far

    Despite reviews to the contrary, the Dual-Link Adapter is performing almost perfectly after 3 days. Video performance has been flawless with my 30" HD Cinema Display hooked to my new Mac Mini (replacing my aging Mac Pro). The only hiccup that I've noticed thus far is that audio has twice dropped from my USB speakers that are plugged into my display USB port (defaulting the the Mini's speaker). So there has been the minor annoyance of re-selecting my speakers in the Sound Preference. It's not yet clear if this will be a daily event or is triggered by a specific operation.

    BTW, if you have the the 30"HD display, don't even consider the HMDI adapter as a viable alternative. It's functional, but the poor resolution will hurt your head.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete garbage.

    The worst adapter I have ever had the displeasure of using. Sleep->Resume usually results in digital snow, sometimes the display randomly cuts out while being used. It's a rampant problem with these adapters with no fix in sight from Apple. Do not buy!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it works fine

    The device works well. It needs to use one USB port, not just the mini-display port. Having read some earlier reviews, I was not fully sure it would be working without disruptions, but everything is fine so far, although the price is quite extreme.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Mac Mini and Hazro HZ27WB

    I bought this to link a brand new Mac Mini to a Hazro HZ27WB display. Unfortunately, it didn't work.

    The failure mode was bizarre: the display would work perfectly for three or four seconds then blank for three or four seconds before coming back. Over and over again.

    I tried a second one, but that had exactly the same problem. Apple support said it would take them four working days to come up with any kind of suggestion as to how to proceed.

    I couldn't wait. I'm returning the adapter. And the Mac Mini. Try harder, Apple.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent freezing and statatic

    I have used this with both a Dell 2407WFP-HC and a Benq Q24W5. Roughly 33% of the time, upon waking the MBP from sleep the external screen is covered with coloured noise. Even worse, once in a while (maybe 1 out of 10 times), while unplugging and plugging the adapter back in the entire system locks up with the blue "I'm examining the displays" screen. Only get the Dual-Link adapter if you *really* need it. Get a single-link (or HDMI or regular display port) adapter if at all possible.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    I bought this a few months back, and I've found it to be reliable and free of defects. I use it for work to connect my 2009 13 inch macbook pro to my even older 30 inch cinema display. It works perfectly all day long, every day.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works as long as updated model

    This adapter works fine, I have a 30" Cinema Display running. I think most of the negative comments result from the earlier model which has an outdated bios version. If you do purchase from other source, make sure it is the latest model production. Wish adapter supported firewire is my only criticism.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great - Some tuning Required

    I just upgraded my PC to a MSI 7970 Video card and discovered to my dismay that it required a Dual DVI to Mini DP Adapter to push 2560x1600 resolutions to my sweet sweet 30 inch monitor. After reading the problems on these forums, I still felt that the device should work as advertised, so I gave it a shot.

    To my dismay, while it worked perfectly I do experience the distorted screen as many people have reported.

    However, after giving it some thought, and watching it's behavior for some time, I realized that the distortion only occurred everytime I left the room for extended periods. The only thing that kicks in at that time (Over an hour) was my power saving mode for the screen. Since turning off Power saving mode, i'm no longer experiencing the screen distortions as reported on these forums.

    Great Product, though it is quite expensive for a simple adapter.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    replaced adapter to solve flicker issues

    I had all kinds of sporadic flicker and static issues with this adapter on a 2009 mac mini. Couldn't isolate the problem. Everything cleared up when the apple store replaced the adapter.

    93 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic with my new MBP and the Apple 30" cinema display

    After reading the bad press on the adapter I wanted to be 100% sure that my 30" display was going to work with the new MBP, so I boxed it up and took it to our local Apple store. The sales people were more than willing to provide this adapter to connect it to the new MBP. They only had the Retina display models, but since the Retina and the anti-glare models (which is the one I wanted to buy) use the same video card and I figured if it works with one it will work with the other and IT DID. As soon as I saw it worked I placed the order.

    I just received my new MBP 2.7GHz I7, 8 GB ram, 512 SDD with the 15" antiglare screen and connected to my 30" cinema display this adapter and I have full 2560x1600 resolution. In fact, I would say the overall quality being displayed on the 30" is actually better than it was using my 2008 MacBook Pro that I just replaced.

    97 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Static / Snow on the display!

    Every second time I use this device, it presents with heavy snow and static. As I am using the USB pass-through for my time machine, I have to eject the drive, unplug the adapter and plug it back in again.

    Awful product.

    If you have an alternative. USE IT!

    1 of 1 people found this useful