• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    All Good.

    • Written by from Agoura Hills

    I have an original 30" Cinema display and Macbook Pro which I bought back in 2007. I just bought a new Macbook Pro (2.2 Ghz i7) and wanted to use my 30" display with it from the Mini Display Port. This Dual-Link DVI adapter worked first time out of the box running my Cinema at 2560x1600 resolution. I did plug the adapter's USB directly into the Macbook (didn't try running it from a USB hub, so don't know if that would be a problem for some users). Regardless, I have had no issues.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Perfectly

    • Written by from Victoria

    I had concerns about buying this because of all the bad reviews but went ahead anyway because I would have had to buy a new monitor. It worked perfectly for connecting a mac mini to a 30 inch Apple Cinema display with full 2560 x 1600 resolution. I found it awesome!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Despite negative reviews, this adapter works as described.

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    I was leery of buying this adapter because of all the problems others have reported, but I didn't want to wait for delivery from another manufacturer. The maximum resolution my new 2.7GHz i7 Mac Mini would deliver to my 30" Cinema Display was an intolerable 1280 x 800, and I was resigned to using the Mac Mini as a media server and driving the Cinema Display with my older MacBook Pro. But the adapter just works perfectly. I get the maximum 2560 x 1600 resolution, the monitor wakes up from sleep with no difficulty, and there's no flickering, snow, or any other artifacts or problems that others have reported. The competitor's price was $30 less (plus shipping), but it was worth it to me to be able to drive over to the Apple Store and pick one up today.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Dell 30 inch display

    • Written by from Pickering

    Using mid-2011 13 inch MacBook Air to drive a 30 inch Dell display. 3007WFPHC at 2600 x 1600. After reading the comments, I connected the USB plug to my iPad charger, so that it can draw as much power as it might need. I am not sure if connecting to the macbook air usb will also work.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It helped me connect my old Cinema display to my Thunderbolt iMac 27

    • Written by from København Ø

    So, yes it works

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my Dell U3011

    • Written by from Bellevue

    I use this with a MacBook Pro 15" and a Dell U3011 monitor. It works great and I haven't had any problems.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from santa barbara

    I recently bought a 15" Macbook Pro Intel Core i7 and needed this adapter to connect my 30" Apple display. I connected them together, and it worked flawlessly, just like it used to work with my old 17" Macbook Pro Intel Core 2 duo (which didn't need the adapter). No complaints!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Murphy

    It's a little pricey, but it works as advertised. My MBP (2010) drives my 30" Cinema Display without any problems. I haven't experienced the flickering some have talked about. The cable seems kind of bulky, but its length is outstanding. Any shorter and it would pose a major inconvenience in trying to connect. (The Display's actual DVI port is very close to its brick, you see.)

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter works fine with Samsung SA850

    • Written by from Singapore

    The adapter works fine with Samsung SA850 27" monitor achieving a screen resolution of 2,560x1,440. Make sure the firmware of the adapter is version 1.03.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with my MBP and 30" Cinema Display

    • Written by from Castle Rock

    The adapter works fine my early 2010 15" MBP and my 30" Apple Cinema Display. The monitor powers down into sleep mode when it should, and wakes up quickly. The USB and firewire connectivity via the adapter and monitor work fine as well.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with firmware v 1.03

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    Just purchased the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter.

    Make sure you have the version with the 1.03 firmware.

    Follow these steps to determine the firmware version on your Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter:

    1. Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect a working display to your Mac.

    2. Open System Profiler by choosing About this Mac from the the Apple () menu in the upper-left of your Desktop. Click More Info...

    3. Find the adapter firmware version in the Graphics/Displays section under Hardware.

    You can also search the Apple Support for Article: TS3232

    "If you experience these issues and your adapter firmware version is 1.01 or 1.02, you can exchange your adapter for one with firmware version 1.03."

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

    • Written by from Longwood

    Works perfect!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1.03 firmware does it

    • Written by from Zgorzelec

    My configuration:
    - 20011 mac mini (Core i5 2.5 GHz, 4GB, R6630)
    - Dell U2711

    Works just fine out of the box, no problems at all.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Christchurch

    With all the negative review, i hesitated on buying it at first. still
    decided to get it so i can power up dell 30" monitor.
    Works perfect. smooth as. No static interference what so ever.
    i have a macbook pro 2010 17".
    For those with second thoughts. Just get it. Dont look at the bad reviews.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable was hassle free (for me at least)

    • Written by from New York

    I've never written a review but felt that this is such a hotly debated item it deserved some current input. I purchased the item new on July 27th from the 5th Avenue apple store and received the cable with firmware version 1.03 installed on it. I connected my 2008 Macbook Aluminum (version 5,1) to my newly acquired 30" mid-2007 apple cinema display and have not had any problems, it worked perfectly right out of the box.

    I mention all the technical details because maybe the problem is a combination of the a) firmware version of the cable b) computer and c) production date and type of monitor being incompatible. I can confirm that at least this combination works without problems.

    Either way, I'm really happy with the purchase as it works just like a cable should, does its job without any hassle. Only problem is the price, but if you are purchasing a 30" apple cinema display (a professional dual-link DVI monitor), I think it is understood that you may need to spend a little more to support it given that it is a specialty item and there is likely not a very large market for this product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for me

    • Written by from South Hamilton

    I've been using it for over a year with a macmini and older 30" cinema display. Worked first time, every time with no problems. I was worried by the negative reviews, but I had no trouble.

    Some monitors don't require the dual link, so the regular dvi adapter that comes with the macmini works for them.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Me

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I've had absolutely no problems with this adapter. I'm driving a 30" Apple Cinema Display with an early 2010 Mac Mini with the 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo processor and the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. Some have said that the adapter needs to be driven with its own power supply, but I'm not using one. Some have said that the adapter needs to have recent firmware. Mine came with firmware version 1.03, which is relatively recent (I bought the adapter in early 2010), so this might be the key as to why it works for me but not for others.

    It doesn't work, however, with my Thinkpad X220 laptop with a Sandy Bridge dual core i7 processor with integrated Intel graphics. With the laptop, I get the flickering that others have described. I had to use a non-Apple DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort adapter, so the problem may be with that adapter, although this is very unlikely. I'm not taking points off for this because Apple clearly states that its adapter is for use with Apple computers only.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with 2010 MacBook Air

    • Written by from MOUNTAIN VIEW

    Worked perfectly with my MBA 2010 over MiniDisplay. I've been using this for a week and so far none of the flickering problem (yet!) with my Apple 30" monitor.

    Like other say, maybe it's the new firmware which solves all problem. So make sure you get the latest firmware (I believe mine was 2011-January update).

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New IMac + Dell 3007WFP

    • Written by from Lake Dallas

    Like others I was leary about buying this device, given all the bad reviews. But decided to take a chance and glad I did so far. It was easy to install and setup. I did see it flicker my screen to white and back again, but this only occurred once. I do have firmware 1.03.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No worries!!

    • Written by from Wembley

    I agonised over buying this because of all the negative reports but really had no choice to try to get my new Dell U2711 display to work at its best resolution, 2560 x 1440. Much to my relief, when I connected up to my MacBook Pro 17" this evening, it works perfectly!!!!!

    31 of 39 people found this useful