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    Thunderbolt Question

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    Thunderbolt Question
    Hello everyone

    I'm trying to figure out if I can attach a Thunderbold display to an iMac for 2 monitors and get the use of both gigabit ethernet network cards (one in the iMac and one in the additional display)?

    While I won't be buying the 2nd display yet (can I justify it????!!!) I kinda need additional network functionality so it would be pretty cool.

    In the meantime, does anyone know if there's a thunderbolt to ethernet converter?

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    It'll probably work. I do not know of a thunderbolt to eth convertor, but there are thunderbolt to expresscard adapters, and you could always go that route.

    That said, if this will actually do what you want.. I'm not sure. If you're bridging two networks, probably. If you're simply trying to 'double' your throughput.. probably not.
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    Thanks for your reply

    Hmm, Maybe I better contact Apple if I do go down the additional monitor route.

    It's for iSCSI connections, which would use 2 paths to the storage device.

    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    It'll probably work. I do not know of a thunderbolt to eth convertor, but there are thunderbolt to expresscard adapters, and you could always go that route.

    That said, if this will actually do what you want.. I'm not sure. If you're bridging two networks, probably. If you're simply trying to 'double' your throughput.. probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by db9429 View Post
    Thanks for your reply

    Hmm, Maybe I better contact Apple if I do go down the additional monitor route.

    It's for iSCSI connections, which would use 2 paths to the storage device.

    Cheers
    Then, as a guess, I'd think it'd work. It should simply present another if on the system. If that's the case, then you could certainly dual-path your data.

    Hrm, redundant pathing on a personal computer. I salute you!
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