Questions & Answers for Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Black
138 Questions from the Community
It does not charge your battery. However, the 27" Thunderbolt display has a MagSafe cable for you to charge your MBP. You might wish to get the MagSafe 2 adaptor if needed.
I highly recommend you to read about it on the Apple site for TB Display.
- Answered by Cong W from San Francisco
- 01 13, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the Thunderbolt wire charge the MacBook Pro's battery when connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display?)
File transfer w/PC
So I have a ASUS Maximus V Extreme (Thunderbolt compatible) motherboard in my new PC, and a Late 2011 Macbook Pro (also Thunderbolt compatible). All I want to do is be able to transfer files between the two computers, more often from the Macbook to the PC. I've read target disk mode can be used for similar (?) purposes, but I just want a simple answer: Do Thunderbolt cables/ports allow such a connection? Or are they just for external storage and displays?
- Asked by Evan S from Traverse City
- 03 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (File transfer w/PC)
I have a nice new iMac 21.5" (mid 2011 model) Need to connect my HD archives and my old G3 Powerbook all FIREWIRE.... how? Is there an adaptor?
So far the Black Magic Design Cinema Camera appears to be the only camera that supports Thunderbolt. It is somewhat expensive but looks like it would be worth the cost.
- Answered by Christopher A from Glenwood
- 05 10, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what professional camcorders are competable with Thunderbolt, to transfer video from a camcorder to iMac)
how can I make use of thunderbolt technology on my older version iMac? I wish to increase data transfer speed on my iMac with thunderbolt or USB 3.0
My iMac has no thunderbolt port.Best Answer:
Is it possible to connect a new iMac to my old 2009 MacBook Pro using the thunderbolt cable and use both screens to display work?
- Asked by Tanner W from Huntington
- 12 1, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it possible to connect a new iMac to my old 2009 MacBook Pro using the thunderbolt cable and use both screens to display work?)
Can I migrate my Mac air to a Macbook pro retina?
Can This cable work with the migration from a Mac air to a new Macbook pro retina? I don't want to loose data during the tranfer to my new Mac Retina.
- Asked by Juan H from Miami Lakes
- 04 17, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I migrate my Mac air to a Macbook pro retina?)
can I connect a new mac mini to my iMac (17 inch)
I would guess I could... Need to know what hardware (cables, adapters, etc) is needed
- Asked by James M from Holyoke
- 07 12, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (can I connect a new mac mini to my iMac (17 inch))
Does this cable come with one or two-year warranty?
- Asked by Tsubasa M from Los Angeles
- 09 26, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this cable come with one or two-year warranty?)
Can I use Apple Thunderbolt Cable to hook my 2012 macbook pro retina to a monitor? (Dell U2414H, which accept HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort)
No answers yet
"Apple Thunderbold (TBLT) can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support TBLT", but this will not work with TBLT to/from Mini DV?
- Asked by Curtis B from Huber Heights
- 06 29, 11
- Flag as inappropriate ("Apple Thunderbold (TBLT) can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support TBLT", but this will not work with TBLT to/from Mini DV?)
Only from thunderbolt to thunderbolt port.
Will Thunderbolt cable with Windows 7 can i import the display to my imac mid 2011 ?
I would like to purchase thunderbolt cable for my apple mac book pro which has a dual partition Mac OS X and Windows 7 can i use thunderbolt cable and import the display in windows platform ?
- Asked by Valentine F
- 10 6, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will Thunderbolt cable with Windows 7 can i import the display to my imac mid 2011 ?)
Will this work transferring emac to iMac
- Asked by Alicia P from Greenbank
- 02 9, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this work transferring emac to iMac)
Nope. The eMac has no Thunderbolt connection.
- Answered by Birincsik J
- 02 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this work transferring emac to iMac)
Can this be used to use an iMac 27Inch (2011) as a display for a pc with a mini display port output?
I have tried a mini display port cable and it doesn't work.
What is wrong with USB that I have to use Thunderbolt?
Thunderbolt cables are hugely expensive and don't work on any other equipment I have that's not a Mac powerbook.
What benefit am I getting from Thunderbolt that USB 3 does not deliver?
- Asked by Jonathan B
- 12 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (What is wrong with USB that I have to use Thunderbolt?)
Thunderbolt is a more versatile interface than USB, it can transfer both data and video signal. That means you only need one port to accomplish data transfer and video output, there is no need for two separate ports (ex. USB and DisplayPort). Thunderbolt uses the old Mini DisplayPort so you can still use your VGA/DVI adapters. Thunderbolt also have Daisy Chain capability, you can connect up to 6 devices on one Thunderbolt port (ex. You don't need 6 ports to connect 6 devices).
Like another commenter said, the theoretical speed of Thunderbolt is up to 10GB/s, or 20GB/s for TB2. Whereas USB 3.0 is only 5GB/s. Although the practical speed won't be much different as the hard drives are nowhere close to that speed. A 5400rpm HDD will be >100MB/s, 7200rpm will be ~150MB/s (my numbers might be a little off), SSDs will range from 300MB/s to 700MB/s (depends on the NAND used). With that said, USB 3.0 is good enough for simple storage use (TB might be better for RAID and other storage systems), especially if you count in the cost factor. Your practical transfer speed depend more on the hard drive you use, so I suggest you to spend the money on a good hard drive/SSD.
Because Thunderbolt combines Mini DisplayPort and PCIe. Theoretically, you can get an external PCIe adapter and plug in something like a GPU (assuming the "drivers" and power supports). I'm particularly interesting in this because Apple doesn't like to give you a strong GPUs to drive a 2880x1880 Retina display on a 15" rMBP. Anyway, PCIe is a strong interface and it can add endless possibilities to a Mac. There is more to Thunderbolt than people think.
- Answered by Cong W from San Francisco
- 01 13, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What is wrong with USB that I have to use Thunderbolt?)
Is this cable backwards compatible with mini display port?
Meaning could I use it on my 2009 macbook pro as mini display port to mini display port or mini display port to thunderbolt. I was looking into getting one and if this can do both I would get this for whenever I upgrade my macbook pro. I dont think it is but just wanted to make sure.
- Asked by Eric N from Newington
- 06 28, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this cable backwards compatible with mini display port?)
No. This cable can only be used with Thunderbolt ports.
- Answered by Eric A from Cupertino
- 06 29, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this cable backwards compatible with mini display port?)
Not sure what your asking. It's a thunderbolt cable, so it plugs into a thunderbolt port only.
- Answered by Chris C from Salem
- 08 22, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (whats is the input type?)
transfer files from windows based computer to imac
- Asked by Rita S from Castro Valley
- 08 28, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (transfer files from windows based computer to imac)