Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

HK$750

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 586 reviews

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Product Information

  • Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.

    Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.

  • Tech Specs

    • Mini DisplayPort
    • Dual-Link DVI
  • System Requirements

    • Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
    • Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
    • Mini DisplayPort

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Flicker, sporadic issues...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too Major issues...

    First, when I plugged it into my brand new 2008 Macbook Pro I got a message saying that the USB device drew too much power! I did manage to make it work by plugging it into my monitor's USB hub, but wow...

    Secondly, there is a slight flicker. You can see it clearly with certain kinds of backgrounds and fill patterns. It almost looks like the kind of noise you get with analog, except it's DVI. It's not a severe problem, but *any* flicker with DVI is ridiculous.

    Finally, sometimes it just fails. The screen will go all weird, and you have to reset it. Again, it looks like an analog failure mode except it's not...

    I'm going to wait a bit and then trying exchanging my adaptor at the Apple store. Maybe there are issues with the first-run units.

    Apple really botched this one. Dongles are bad enough, but overpriced broken ones... come on guys...

    • Written by from BOSTON

    1050 of 1233 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flicker, sporadic issues...
  • Flaky performance

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes wh I had to plug and unplug my monitor several times before it worked and even now the monitor won't wake up from sleep! Sometimes when it does come up it flickers and has jaggies. I have to unplug the DVI and plug it back in to get it to stop. I never had any issues at all with this monitor on my old MBP. The size of this thing it HUGE, I can't believe they couldn't make it smaller. Literally about 3x4 inches! Feels like they released a poor product AND they did it LATE!

    • Written by from Phoenix

    939 of 1108 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Flaky performance
  • Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Was Plug this new cable into my new macbook pro and 30" Gateway monitor and monitor is not seeing apple cable as a dual dvi cable. Waste of money.

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    800 of 1023 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't Work with Gateway 30" Extreme Monitor
  • Great adapter for a Dell 30" display (dual-link)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I had been running my Dell 30" ultra sharp off of my aging Mac Pro's PCIe graphics card for a while, but it finally gave up the gh I had been running my Dell 30" ultra sharp off of my aging Mac Pro's PCIe graphics card for a while, but it finally gave up the ghost. So temporarily using my MacBookAir to serve as a desktop. To that end, I got this adapter.

    Pros:

    * It works. And it works great. I can get 2560x1600 on the Dell no problem. Can calibrate the screen, play back movies, 30" of photographic delight.
    * USB powered. (see note below)
    * Sits happily at end of a thunderbolt chain

    Cons:

    * The USB port you plug it into needs to provide good solid power. Older machines' USB ports may not have the power required to operate it reliably. I plugged mine into one of the two higher output USB3 ports on the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock. Works great from there, especially since those ports stay on even if your computer goes to sleep.
    * Getting occasional flicker (red or green snow, intermittent screen flashing). I've had that since the Mac Pro, however, so I suspect it is an issue with the Monitor. (Could be OS/driver related, but it comes and goes, so who knows)
    * Gets warm. Don't leave it under a pile of docs.
    * No thunderbolt passthrough. A thunderbolt port to daisy chain something off of this display adapter would have been nice.

    Notes:

    * You NEED a duallink DVI cable for those bigger displays.
    * Yes, $99 seems high, but it's an official product.
    * Monoprice makes one, but I've not used it. It's cheaper, but otherwise has similar specs: USB powered, single thunderbolt, single dual link DVI port, etc. etc.

    If you have a big monitor you want to get working, just get this adapter from either the online Apple store or walk into a local Apple store. It just works. If you get flicker/etc, double check your cabling. Once I recabled my setup, the flickering went away.

    • Written by from Cupertino
    Was this useful? Great adapter for a Dell 30" display (dual-link)
  • it was the right choice

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    it worked perfectly with my 30" cinema display.

    • Written by from gwynedd
    Was this useful? it was the right choice
  • 2015 Definitive Answer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Look, limited to 300 words.

    I have a Dell 30" 3007WFPHC monitor that has *only* a DVI input. It *requires* dual-link DVI (peri Look, limited to 300 words.

    I have a Dell 30" 3007WFPHC monitor that has *only* a DVI input. It *requires* dual-link DVI (period). No problem with my Mac Pro (Macpro4,1) but I now have a need to connect it to my Mac Mini Mid 2010 (Macmini4,1) with the base GeForce 320M internal graphics.

    I bought a 3rd party one for $69 (which likely could have worked... maybe I got a defect) which had cut in and out all the time. Case was hot.. not good.

    I became tired of having a 30" but not using it so I put in the $99. 5 seconds after getting home and I am happy to be using my 30" again. Tested sleep... OK. Tested booting... OK. Tested 3 hours straight and *no* issues... OK.

    Save yourself the time and just buy this. My Apple tech is older than what most have now so it will work. Be sure you have a decent dual-link DVI cable (mine came with the Dell monitor). Stop wasting time and just get it and be done.

    • Written by from Lake Worth

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 2015 Definitive Answer

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