Several weeks ago when Apple released the first Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, the questions started pouring in on how quickly we’d be able to see the benefits of blazing external speeds.
Interestingly enough, no thunderbolt cables were even available until earlier this week when Apple started offering the Promise Technology Pegasus R4 & R6 RAID solutions. Now that the cables were available – we had to get our hands on a few to start answering the questions we’ve received in detail.
The first question we aimed to tackle came from Jay:
“Could I use a new 2011 Macbook Pro in Target Disk Mode over Thunderbolt? Wouldn’t it act just like an external hard drive enclosure?”
Logically, sure! Target disk mode allows one Mac with FireWire (or now with Thunderbolt) to be used as an external hard disk connected to another computer. Article Continues…