Can this cable be used to transfer data between Macs?

Can this cable be used to transfer data between Macs?

  • Asked by Noah K from Escondido
  • Jun 28, 2011
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23 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes, using Target Disk Mode between two thunderbolt equipped Macs.

    • Answered by Mario C from Valley Glen
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes you can. It is mentioned in the description that it works for target disk mode.
    To transfer the data, reboot one into target disk mode by holding down "T" during boot and then just find the data and copy it across.

    • Answered by Shaun B from Sudbury
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes. "Apple Thunderbolt cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt." That means, you connect the cable and start one of the macs holding the "T" key and it will appear as if it was an external hard-drive in the other mac.

    • Answered by Alan Myrdal T from Miami
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, if both Macs have a Thunderbolt port (not to be confused with a MiniDisplay Port - they look the same, the Mac should be from early-mid 2011) then you can boot one of them into 'Target Disk Mode' (press t when rebooting) and that Mac will show up as an external Thunderbolt drive.

    • Answered by Alex H from Blaine
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, but only between Thunderbolt enabled Macs!

    • Answered by Jordan B from Omaha
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, as long as both Macs have Thunderbolt ports and one of them in booted into Target Disk Mode.

    • Answered by Chris F from Chicago
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes. If (and only if) both Macs have Thunderbolt, this cable can be used for Target Disk Mode.

    • Answered by Eric A from Cupertino
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, but only if both of them have a Thunderbolt port.

    • Answered by Samir A from Mclean
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes between two thunderbolt equipped macs.

    • Answered by Jose M from Wauconda
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes this Apple thunderbolt cable can transfer data via target disk mode.

    • Answered by Ad M from Harvey
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, if both computers feature Thunderbolt ports. Place one computer in Target Disk Mode (start with the "T" key held down) and connect; the computer in Target mode will appear on the desktop as an external hard drive.

    • Answered by Christian L from Chicago
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, but you will have to put one of your Macs into Target Disk Mode.

    • Answered by Jesús R from Guadalajara
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, but only between Macs that have a Thunderbolt port (I.E. 2011 and newer models).

    • Answered by Louis B from Alma
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes if they both have thunderbolt connectors. It will also work as an additional network port so networking is possible between the two machines.

    • Answered by Peter C from Centralia
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, but: 1) the Macs must be Thunderbolt equipped which limits you to the latest generation Macbook Pros and iMacs, and 2) you must use the target disk mode just like you would transferring data using Firewire.

    • Answered by Robert S from Ellington
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • You can transfer data if both Macs support Thunderbolt and one Mac is in target disk mode.

    "Apple Thunderbolt cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt..."

    • Answered by Christian T from Milwaukee
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • As long as both Macs have Thunderbolt ports, you can put on into target disk mode and connect them with a Thunderbolt cable. No word yet on whether you can run IP over TB yet.

    • Answered by Jeremy K
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Of course, but only with machine that have thunderbolt port. Mini display port machine are not capable to do that.

    • Answered by Hernan D from Rosario
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes, you can use "target mode" from a Mac to another (both needs Thunderbolt port).

    • Answered by Riccardo M from Parma
    • Jun 28, 2011
  • Yes. It says so in the second paragraph above.

    • Answered by Nate A from Placentia
    • Jun 28, 2011