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
3 of 5 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
13 of 25 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
can i use a thunderbolt cable to connect my 2014 macbook air to an HP monitor?
- Asked by Julie O from Berkeley
No, You can only use "Taget Display Mode" with a 2011 iMac and a 2011 MacBook Pro.
- Answered by Sean C from Sonoma
Can I use this cable to connect a New MacPro Thunderbolt 2 port to an Asus monitor using its DisplayPort 1.2 port?
- Asked by Richard D from Kensal Green
Can this cable be used to make a iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2010 a second monitor for a iMac 27-inch, Mid 2010?
- Asked by Isadore Z from Hauppauge