Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10 Gbps each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a super-fast 20 Gbps. 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
Died after 3 months
Worked okay for the first few weeks then I found myself losing the drives whilst working. This was rectified by reseating the cabl Worked okay for the first few weeks then I found myself losing the drives whilst working. This was rectified by reseating the cable but was frustrating,
I had a fairly stable period of about a month until finally it just stopped working completely. At the end of the day it's just a lead but it is still annoying.
I'll have to get it replaced and see if the second one fairs any better. …
- Written by Neil G from Chafford Hundred
4 of 7 people found this useful
Works OK, yet no 3 metre version?
Had several Thunderbolt cables. The Apple ones all work as expected, however the gauge is a bit thicker than other manufacturers f Had several Thunderbolt cables. The Apple ones all work as expected, however the gauge is a bit thicker than other manufacturers for some reason, so a star off for that.
(e.g. I especially like the StarTech cables, specifically as they do a 3 metre one, but also as they're all a little bit thinner than the Apple ones, so can be wound-up really easily, and being black don't show the dirt and scuff marks.)
Also, Apple for some reason do not offer a 3 metre version? Ever since the release of their first Thunderbolt device 2 years ago they have weirdly never bothered to release one, which means I'm often forced into buying a third-party one (as mentioned above) in order to put the peripheral device at the desired distance away from the host computer.
And a star knocked-off for the price. Yes, I know they have controllers in them, but mass consumption should have lowered them further by now, I feel.
Lol, just awaiting these longer optical-only Thunderbolt cables, many would like to use (provided cost comes down a lot more!), as our peripherals are self powered so can already use them. Well, one can dream! ;-) …
- Written by James S from Hove
15 of 27 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