• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 8 months then died

    • Written by from KANEOHE

    This adapter was used to connect the Mini DisplayPort of a May 2013 Mac mini to a 2012 Dell dual-link DVI monitor (2560 x 1440). The adapter stopped working after only 8 months of use.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! People with 1-star reviews were using incorrectly.

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I'm using this adapter right now from my 15" mid-2012 rMBP to a QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ2 27" 2560x1440 PLS Monitor, which states on the seller page on ebay that it is "not compatible with laptops and mac computers," and that "Internal GPU, APU, and low-profile GPU are not compatible." The rMBP uses a GT 650m low-profile GPU. It later states not to use a port converter (eg mini dp -> dual-link dvi), this warning does not account for active adapters like this one, which uses a usb plug to provide additional power. If cabling permits, plug the usb port INTO AN OUTLET to ensure that it's receiving sufficient power. In any case, don't plug it into your laptop, run it off battery power in integrated graphics mode and write a one-star review when it doesn't work.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with rMBP/Mavericks and 30" Apple Cinema Display

    • Written by from New York

    Haven't had any performance issues with this set up. Minor negatives: The screws on the Cinema Display cable are not long enough to reach the threads in the adapter, so the connection is unstable. Secured it with some rubber bands and it hasn't been a problem. And of course the Firewire ports on the display are unconnected. Maybe an additional (Thunderbolt to Firewire) adapter would work, but haven't tried this.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    dual adapter for 30" hd apple display

    • Written by from Waldorf

    Works great. Plugged in per instructions. No problems. I now have to 30" with higher resolution .

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gray background flickering

    • Written by from Cold Spring Harbor

    Wow, I read all the bad reviews about flickering issues but went ahead and bought the expensive adapter anyway, as I am not aware of any other solutions to connect my new macbook pro to my cinema display.

    The grays are flickering constantly. I just can't believe that Apple hasn't corrected this problem and keeps selling these expensive, faulty adapters. My adapter is brand new, it has firmware 1.03.

    It's just unbelievable that it's not possible to connect a high-end *Apple* macbook pro with a high-end *Apple* display. The computer and display are among the most expensive on the market, I paid thousands of dollars, and the image quality with the flickering is just unacceptable.

    Usually I'm too lazy to write reviews, this is the first one I write, but this is just crazy.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure to get the version with Firmware 1.03!

    • Written by from San Jose

    I use this adaptor on my 2010 Macbook Air to connect to a Dell 30" monitor. The first adaptor I bought would flicker and cut out, but after reading this (support dot apple dot com/kb/TS3232) I returned it and got a newer version with firmware 1.03 on it and now it's FLAWLESS. Zero problems and worth every penny.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but...

    • Written by from Pepperell

    There are some definite issues with this adapter. I am using a new 2013 MacBook Pro, 16g RAM, 512g SSD.

    I have a Dell U3011. The adapter works "most" of the time, but several times during the day it will go black for about 5 seconds and then come back. However, sometimes it goes black and comes back with heavy SNOW. At that point, I have to turn the monitor off for 3-5 seconds and then turn it back on. This has worked so far.

    However, I have several other USB devices connected to the monitor, so when it goes off, so does everything else.

    It's clear to me the adapter has a design flaw someplace. I suppose since it's new I could take it back to the apple store and get another one. But since this is a common problem with Mac users, it probably will not do much good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hit and miss

    • Written by from Salem

    I have two of these, both connected to different Dell 30" monitors and used with the same 17" macbook pro. One works well with no problems. The other one requires unplugging and plugging back in the USB cable, or the display connector cable, 98% of the time when first connected, or when waking from sleep. The monitor comes on, but is fuzzy like a snow storm and the unplug/replug (sometimes 2-3 times) is necessary to get a clear picture. Its annoying, frustrating, and the first really poor product I've purchased from Apple in my 19 years of business with the company. Given the high price of the cable and that its OEM, I expect more. I've put up with this for over a year--it time to start searching for an alternative.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!

    I hesitated to buy this because of all the bad reviews and then just thought to my self: "Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!"

    You definitely have to have the usb chord plugged in to work.

    I'm updated with all the latest software on my early 2011 MBP. And it WORKS PERFECTLY! No problems at all.

    With my older 2007 MBP the screen would show those horizontal streaks of light that others have complained about. And this was BEFORE i got this adapter.

    The streaks would get worse and worse as the monitor was left on longer. So far this has not happened at all with the new adapter.

    So:

    Just buy the thing and if it doesn't work, return it!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still problems with this product: really needs an external power supply

    • Written by from London

    Initially (i.e. for the first week or so) this product worked on an NEC Reference 3090, with occasional drop outs to lower resolutions running with a brand new MBP 15" (late 2013). Today however, it became unable to output at the native resolution no matter how many shut downs and device disconnects I did. In desperation I read the reviews and noticed the threads pointing out the problem with the device not receiving enough power from the computers USB port. I tried with a spare iPhone charger and a M-F USB cable...hey presto immediately back to full resolution!

    This product works, but not as described (i.e. really needs a dedicated external power supply). Very disappointing and proves that not all Apple products 'Just work'. Wait until the Mac Pros arrive and everyone has to use them to connect to high resolution monitors....Let's hope those USB ports have more power.

    I'll see how stable it is with external power and repost if I have fresh problems.

    BTW I checked and this is ver. 1.03 firmware.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work ?- here is the solution!

    • Written by from Greifenberg

    Don't bother with this flaky adapter - buy another brand. I now have an adapter from Dr. B*tt, it works like a charm... rocksolid with my 30" Dell 3007WFP using MacMini Late 2012.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing cable

    • Written by from Redlands

    Works great. Was able to output from MBP Haswell through the 2 thunderbolt outlets to two 5MegaPixel Barco mammography grade monitors. Flicker-free and seamless.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Mac Mini

    • Written by from Bainbridge Island

    After seeing all the negative reviews for this display adapter, and the high price, I was hesitant to order, but I really had no choice if I want to get full resolution out of my 30-inch display.

    I'm glad to say that it works trouble-free for me. I'm using it to connect my 30-inch Cinema Display to a mid-2009 Mac Mini and I have not encountered any of the problems that have been reported by so many other users. No flicker, no lines, no static, no freezing -- just a nice, crisp, huge, high-res display.

    Only 4 stars, though because it costs so much and because Apple ought to consider the significant investment their loyal customers have made before changing display platforms again and again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    • Written by from Shoreview

    I don't usually write reviews, but I felt like this product needed a good one. I bought a 27 inch monitor for my job and found that I couldn't get its full resolution from my MacBook Air. I purchased this adapter, hooked it up and it works great! Picture is crystal clear, color is accurate. Like most Apple products, it simply works. Period.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly I've Had ZERO Issues With It

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I was very reluctant to purchase this because of all the bad reviews but took a chance and couldn't be happier. This cable works great with my 27" external display. I did read that you need to be using the dedicated graphics card for this to work properly so maybe that's were all the Bad reviews are coming from. I haven't tried it with any other systems but I can say that it works great with a 17" MacBook Pro.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A piece of garbage...

    • Written by from Bloomington

    …after I spent so much for the 30HD!!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine at first, now won't wake up my monitor most times

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    As the title suggests, the cable worked fine at first. However, over time, it has stopped waking up my monitor when I turn on my computer. I know how to turn my computer on 4 or 8 times before it will wake up my HP LP3065. And I don't suppose that hard resets of the computer are good for it long term. Very disappointed. I will see what the Apple service line will do for me. I did buy AppleCare.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS a DVI-D dual cable!!!!

    • Written by from Dallas

    IMPORTANT: make sure you're using a DVI-D dual cable!!!!!

    I initially used this with a regular DVD cable I had laying around, plugging my MacBook Pro into one of the three DVI-D on the back of my hp LP3065 30" monitor. I got all of the scrambling and other issues way too many people are reporting here. As soon as I found the DVI-D dual cable that came with the 30" display, it was all simple plug and play!

    To tell the difference, a single-link DVI cable has 3 pins, a gap, and then another 3 pins whereas a dual link DVI cable has pins running all the way across with no gap.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on Dell 3007 WFP-HD

    • Written by from Montreal

    Bought with big apprehension reading all the bad reviews. Plugged it in and worked right out of the box @ 2560x1600 resolution. Now, I have been using it for just 15 minutes. Will update if things start going wrong. I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect with Mac Mini 2011

    • Written by from Linköping

    I recently had to switch from a Mac Pro 2007 with an Apple 30" Cinema Display to a Mac Mini and bought the DisplayPort adapter to continue using the old 30" monitor. After reading a lot of negative reviews on the adapter I was a bit nervous and unsure if it would work with the Mac Mini. But I just plugged in the adapter between the monitor and the Mac Mini and it works like a charm—no flickering, no snow patterns or slow response from the Mac. So I can personally give the adapter a full rate with this configuration. It may of course have problems with other Mac models or other monitors, but with the Mac Mini and Apple 30" Cinema Display there seems to be no issues. The only downside is the price of course. But the size of the adapter tells it contains quite a lot of hardware which results in a high price. Still, since it works as intended and the Apple monitor was very pricy when I bought it, I have no problems giving it the highest score. I'm happy...

    4 of 4 people found this useful