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Thunderbolt 1 daisy chain limitations?
Old 20th October 2013
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Thunderbolt 1 daisy chain limitations?


i havent seen this yet. on thunderbolt 1, how many devices can be daisy chained. i figured its an important point since thats the new mac way of life

i just bought a new Imac Haswell and so far, via thunderbolt 1 i have

1 apple monitor
2 x 2 TB thunderbolt WD Hard drives

possibly need to add in the future

1 magma Chasis TB for UAD cards
1 Apogee Thunderbridge if i expand my 2x6 card and add 16x16

i thought i read somewhere its 36 devices? can anyone confirm though

Old 21st October 2013
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interesting that says 6 devices can be daisy chained
Old 1st November 2013
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6 devices per port. The new mac pro has 6 ports - 36 total thunderbolt devices.
Old 1st November 2013
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thanks all

i would like to add i love TB! the cable thing is not an issue at all for me

i daisy chained to external HDs vis a 1 foot thunderbolt cable, nice and neat to the new imac and flawless

i love being able to easily access my stuff and literally just unplug a cable vs disconnecting everything and oeping my old mac pro and having to dig around and pull out drives and do all of that nonsense

i have 2 TB drives and USB3 drive and the 3TB wirless apple thing all running smooth as silk

love love love the new TB setup
Old 2nd November 2013
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TB does not have unlimited bandwidth. With the current incarnation, after you've connected two large displays, it's game over.
Old 2nd November 2013
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Well I forgot to mention I have the Mac 27 inch second monitor here as well via TB on the other iMac TB port

This for me is way better than my Mac Pro setup was

I plan on adding another TB HD and possibly getting into the UAD stuff if they release a TB enclosure satellite

I have had no issues and it's very fast and clean and neat
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