With this work with a iMac in target display mode?

With this work with a mid 2011 27" iMac in target display mode (which does support this function) in addition with a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable? It should act like a Thunderbolt Display.

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  • Yes, it worked in target display mode for my 2012 iMac with the addition of the Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable.

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  • Yes, this option is described in the Apple Support document HT204592 "Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode" for Macs that have Thunderbolt 3 ports that want to use an iMac as a display. It will work with iMac models between Mid 2011 and Mid 2014 (but not Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014). Thunderbolt target display mode is not the same as a Thunderbolt display - the source computer requires Thunderbolt and a Thunderbolt target display mode driver that comes only with macOS. A real Thunderbolt display can work with any kind of computer with a Thunderbolt port. For iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 and Mid 2010, use a DisplayPort cable. The source of the DisplayPort signal can be any kind of computer with a DisplayPort output (including USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode).

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