- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- Apr 28, 2020
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this cable work to connect 2011 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display as second monitor to 2017 27" iMac?)
I was hoping this is a simple solution to connect to a my MacBook Pro to a dock and use monitors tha
Yes you can since the iMac contains a Thunderbolt port. Note the following:
- Note that Thunderbolt ports are Mini Displayports as well.
- iMac 2011 21.5 inch Thunderbolt port is a: Thunderbolt 1 port (10 Gbps).
- The wire you're going to use is the Thunderbolt 2 cable (20 Gbps). It is compatible with Thunderbolt 1 connection, so don't worry about that part. You choose 0.5 m or 2.0 m (Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2.0 m) - White). It's also male-to-male.
- This adapter you're currently ask about (Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter) will have a male end (USB-C) and female end (Thunderbolt 2). The male end (USB-C) will go towards the newer MacBook Pros (with the new Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports) and the female end will attach to the Thunderbolt 2 cable (male-to-male) to your iMac.
- Press Command-F2 once that's all set up.
Trying to connect to a DVI monitor. If this doesn’t work, any suggestions?
trying to connect a superdrive to my Macbook Air 2019.
The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter is for connecting Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 1 devices/computers to a Thunderbolt 3 device/computer and for connecting Thunderbolt 3 devices/computers to a Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2 device/computer.
The Apple USB SuperDrive is a USB device. It is not a Thunderbolt device.
To connect the Apple USB SuperDrive to a USB-C port (such as a Thunderbolt 3 port of a Mac), you need a USB-C to USB-A adapter or a Thunderbolt or USB-C dock that has a USB-A port.
I understand that the LG UltraFine 4k display uses USB-C and the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro has two thu
It works fine for me.
I use Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter together with Thunderbolt cable to connect macBook Pro Mid 2015 and the LG ULTRAFINE 5K (27")
I have a Dell XPS with a USB-C port and I've used a USB-C to HDMI with no problem to get video. I wa
I have a Precision 5520 with a USB Type C port which supports Thunderbolt 3 and I have successfully connected my Apple Thunderbolt display (circa 2015) to my laptop using the adapter.
Unclear which end of this adapter is the male and which is the female. Can I use this for target mod
Yes. The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) end is male, the Thunderbolt 2 end is female. For the use you have described, you will also need a Thunderbolt 2 cable (male/male) to connect this adapter to your 2013 MBP's female Thunderbolt 2 port. So it will look like: 16 inch MBP>this adapter>Thunderbolt 2 cable>2013 MBP.
I'm looking for an affordable, portable external Thunderbolt 3 SSD drive to connect to my iMac 27" L
I have bought a Mini Video to HDMI adapter but it doesn't seem to work....
Does the new USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter allow this chaining? My old MBP is conne
Confirming (I bought the adapter and tried it) this indeed works
i.e. MBP 16" -> Pro Display XDR -> Lacie TB2 Rugged RAID I don't want to connect the drive directly
No, that will not work. The Pro Display XDR does not have downstream Thunderbolt ports for connecting devices, it only has a single upstream Thunderbolt port for connecting to a Mac. The 3 downstream ports on it are USB-C only, not Thunderbolt - while the connector is physically the same, you cannot plug a Thunderbolt device like this adapter and/or a Lacie Thunderbolt disk into the ports on the XDR. You can only use USB-C disk drives with the XDR, any Thunderbolt devices must be plugged directly into your Mac.
Just bought this connector today and tried it on my 27" Thunderbolt monitor works perfect so far.
No, this does not pass the DisplayPort signal, only the Thunderbolt signal. It does support Thunderbolt-native displays such as the old discontinued Apple Thunderbolt Display, some LG Thunderbolt 2 Displays, or even an old non-retina iMac in "Thunderbolt Target Display Mode" (which is how I use it,) but only Thunderbolt displays, not DisplayPort (even Mini DisplayPort). You
You would need a "USB-C to Mini DisplayPort" adapter, which uses the DisplayPort signal on the connector rather than the Thunderbolt signal.