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
23 of 27 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
57 of 65 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
thunderbolt to VGA
- Asked by Stacy W from Chapel Hill
- Jul 3, 2011
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
- Sep 10, 2011
Can I use Apple Thunderbolt Cable to hook my 2012 macbook pro retina to a monitor? (Dell U2414H, which accept HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort)
- Asked by Andong H from Tampa
- Mar 17, 2015
No this will not work. While its connectors will physically fit a Mini Display Port socket, a Thunde No this will not work. While its connectors will physically fit a Mini Display Port socket, a Thunderbolt cable must be connected to Thunderbolt ports on both ends. If you wish to connect your MacBook's Thunderbolt port to the Mini Display Port socket of the Dell U2414H, you have to use a Mini Display Port cable, not a Thunderbolt cable. …
- Answered by Peter S
- Mar 17, 2015
can i use a thunderbolt cable to connect my 2014 macbook air to an HP monitor?
- Asked by Julie O from Berkeley
- Mar 26, 2015
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
- Mar 28, 2015
No, You can only use "Taget Display Mode" with a 2011 iMac and a 2011 MacBook Pro.
- Answered by Sean C from Sonoma
- Jun 29, 2011
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
- Feb 24, 2014