Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a superfast 20Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.
The Apple Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect two Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computers in target disk mode, network two Mac computers with OS X Mavericks, or use your iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Thunderbolt Cable
Ratings & Reviews
Worth the extra money
I originally bought a cheaper thunderbolt cable from a different vendor, thinking I would save a few bucks. After a month or so, I originally bought a cheaper thunderbolt cable from a different vendor, thinking I would save a few bucks. After a month or so, my thunderbolt drive would randomly eject itself, and the cable connectors would get hot. After about a week of this, it got to the point that I could not get my thunderbolt drive to even mount anymore. I went to the local apple store and purchased one of their cables, and the difference in quality is apparent. The Apple brand cable is easily over twice as thick as the other cable, making it look like a spaghetti noodle. I've been using the apple cable since, about 3-4 months with no problems. Well worth the money. …
- Written by Robert M from Palmer
29 of 34 people found this useful
Works as expected
I had to replace a ThunderBolt cable that I got with my Lacie 1TB drive because one of the connectors kept getting so hot that one I had to replace a ThunderBolt cable that I got with my Lacie 1TB drive because one of the connectors kept getting so hot that one day it caused the drive to shutdown completely.
This new Apple cable seems to run much cooler than the old one. Lets hope it stays that way. …
- Written by Thomas M from South Hutchinson
60 of 68 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
thunderbolt to VGA
- Asked by Stacy W from Chapel Hill
You can use a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, available from the Apple Store. Thunderbolt is backwa You can use a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, available from the Apple Store. Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort. …
- Answered by Adam B from Saint Paul
Use iMac late 2009 as a second display connected to iMac late 2014
- Asked by John A from Eastbourne
Yes, the iMac late 2009 supports Target Display Mode (TDM)
Cable Supported: Mini DisplayPort to Yes, the iMac late 2009 supports Target Display Mode (TDM)
Cable Supported: Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort
Port on Source Computer: Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt ports are backwards compatible, meaning they support MiniDisplay Port cables. Your iMac 2009 with MiniDisplay Port does not support Thunderbolt. So you will need a Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable; this would then be plugged into Mini DisplayPort in 2009 iMac and Thunderbolt port on 2014 iMac.
Command F2 on the 2009 iMac would put this computer into TDM, with the 2014 iMac as the source computer. …
- Answered by Michael R from Golden
Can I easily transfer files from Mac to Mac with this cable?
- Asked by Seth T from Glen Allen
Yes. How easy this is depends on the system version.
Method 1: With all versions of (Mac) OS X, y Yes. How easy this is depends on the system version.
Method 1: With all versions of (Mac) OS X, you can transfer files by starting up one of the Macs in Thunderbolt target mode (holding the T key while it starts up) and using that Mac as an external drive.
Method 2: Starting from 10.9 Mavericks, you can also use the Thunderbolt cable to create an IP link between two running computers, and use file sharing. …
- Answered by Peter S
Thunderbolt port to mini-Displayport via Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable
- Asked by Andrew M from Darien
All you need is a mini-Displayport to mini-Displayport cable. Skip this upscale Thunderbolt to Thund All you need is a mini-Displayport to mini-Displayport cable. Skip this upscale Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable. You'll find mini-Displayport to mini-Displayport cables much cheaper in other retailers. …
- Answered by Meng W from Ansonia
Will a Thunderbolt 2 chord work on a MAC Pro from 2009
- Asked by John R from Avondale
No, a thunderbolt cable will not work on a Mac Pro (2009). Should the graphics card have a socket th No, a thunderbolt cable will not work on a Mac Pro (2009). Should the graphics card have a socket that seems to fit a thunderbolt cable, the correct product to get is a Mini DisplayPort cable, not a thunderbolt cable. …
- Answered by Peter S
can i use a thunderbolt cable to connect my 2014 macbook air to an HP monitor?
- Asked by Julie O from Berkeley
No, you cannot use a thunderbolt cable to connect a non-thunderbolt monitor. You have to get a Mini No, you cannot use a thunderbolt cable to connect a non-thunderbolt monitor. You have to get a Mini DisplayPort cable instead. Even
if your HP monitor has a socket that seems to fit, a thunderbolt cable cannot display any picture. …
- Answered by Peter S