WIll mini-DP cable work instead of thunderbolt 2.0

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Scott Goldthwaite posted this 14 July 2020

I have a Pegasus J4 (from 2014) that has thunderbolt 2.0 ports.  A mini-DP (Display Port) cable is the same connector and a lot cheaper than a Thunderbolt cable.  Will a mini-DP cable work with my iMac and Pegasus J4?

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R P posted this 14 July 2020

Hi Scott,

A thunderbolt cable will carry a displayport signal, but a displayport cable can't do thunderbolt. So you can't connect storage with a mini DP cable even though the connectors are the same.

Scott Goldthwaite posted this 14 July 2020

okay, thanks.

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