connect thunder cable from MBP to thunder port, use 2TB as my MBP backup. Also I want to connect thunder cable from 27" iMac to the 2nd thunder port?

So as you helpful people have just read what I would like to do is have this 4TB hard drive as the back up for both my MBP and my 27". There is 2 thunder ports and I could set it up so MBP takes one of the 2 hard drives and the 27" desktop iMac uses the other 2TB hard drive.

Would this work?

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could achieve my goal.

Basically my mid 2012 MBP will have all my junk on it, personal stuff and important stuff too that I will want on the new 27" iMac when I get home. So basically the MBP is a throw around Mac and the stunning 27" is a awesome setup, all wireless sonos with digital amp and a Focal 2.1 high end wireless sound system plus wireless printer and all the pads and phones etc...

So the MBP could break and I would be deco. If the new 27" imac broke I would prob walk onto on coming traffic....

Please help and thanks in advance if anyone can help.

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    It's not a NAS or router, it's intended to be connected to a single computer, so no you can not connect two computers to share the device.

  • Nope. Can only connect one computer at a time to the drive. If you wish to share the drive with another computer you have two choices:
    - switch thunderbolt connection from one computer to the other
    - leave drive connected to one computer, and share the drive to the other computer by turning file sharing on.