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Macintosh OS/Mac Pro - Thunderbolt Display Connection



Is it possible to connect an Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) to a Mac Pro?  What parts would you need?


No,it would appear that you can add Thunderbolt to a computer motherboard that supports it and just does not have the ports. But it can not be added to a CPU that does not have it builtin.
Or at least none that I could find.

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Thunderbolt No, Other Options, Yes
This one is a little trickier. Thunderbolt cannot be added to a Mac Pro by an expansion card alone due to Thunderbolt needing to be integrated on the motherboard. However, there are other options to add fast data storage and displays. Hooking up external hard drives? Try one of the NewerTech MAXPower 6G cards for data transfer speeds up to 500MB/s. Hooking up multiple displays? You can either go with an extra video card or, if your video needs arenít as intense, a USB Video adapter may do the trick. Sure, itís not an all-in-one solution, but at least youíll get better expandability and connection speeds.

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David Anders


Seattle - The Computer Guy - 15 yr veteran Mac/PC/network problem solving. Clients are design firms, artists, freelancers and photographers. PLEASE PLEASE provide EXACT info for Mac Model and OS Version. RAM installed - added cards - external devices - recent changes. Do you do MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? With what Utility? What you have tried and what result do you want.


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