Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to mc.doll)
Thunderbolt devices can be chained so you can use more than one device at a time.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
thanks. i know that, but macbookair has a special thunderbolt chip, it only can connect one monitor. i dont know if can connect a monitor and a harddrive.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to mc.doll)
The above solution is a bit pricy. More than a bit, but it looks great.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to Macaby)
At the CES, Belkin announced that their hub won't be available until September 2012. I was hoping to get one long before then.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to SP Forsythe)
i heard about that hub. i has some usbs and firewire. the problem is if i have 100 thunderbolt port and connect 1000 thunderbolt monitor but only 1 monitor works.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to mc.doll)
I was able to attach the TD to my 11 in MBAs TB port and a Pegasus R4 to the TB port on the display. The Pegasus was able to boot fine while the display was being used. The MBA was closed for TD and open for dual display fine.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to mc.doll)
Yes you can. However, you will need to connect the ThunderBolt Display to your MacBook Air and then attach the hard drive to the ThunderBolt port on the back of the display. (You can also use FireWire, USB, and Ethernet) Also, you will need a ThunderBolt cable if you don't have one. Apple sells one for $49.00.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Anonymous 0924)
Apple has announced a Thunderbolt->Firewire 800 adapter (yay, I could use my FW800 external disks), but since my MacBook Air has only one TB port, I'll have to choose between my DVI-D monitor (MiniDisplayPort->DVI-D adapter) or my FW800 disks.
It occurred to me that since my disks have two FW800 ports (so chainable), perhaps the TB-FW800 adapter is bidirectional and I could get two of them and somehow connect my monitor to the external drive through the second one. But that won't work even if physical connectivity is possible (which I doubt - no female-female TB adapters): FW800 speed isn't high enough to carry DVI-D video (about 4Gb/s).
Too bad, I'll still have to wait for the Belkin or Sonnet TB hubs. I must say, Apple hasn't made Thunderbolt very convenient. I bought my Air on the expectation that TB hubs and adapters would very soon be available. No such luck (we're 2 years and counting since it was announced).