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Apple - 1.6' Thunderbolt Cable - White

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Easily connect your Apple iMac®, MacBook® Pro or MacBook Air® to compatible peripherals with this 1.6' Thunderbolt cable, which features 2 independent channels, each supporting data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps.
$29.99

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    • Apple® 1.6' Thunderbolt Cable

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (855 out of 885)

    Features


    Compatible with Apple iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

    For a simple connection to compatible Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals.

    2 independent channels

    Each featuring data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps for enhanced efficiency.

    Target disk mode

    Allows you to use the cable to connect 2 compatible Mac computers. Also enables use of an iMac as a display for a compatible MacBook Pro.

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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 885 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Flawless for what I use it for

      Posted
      ForgeMaster343
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      I bought this cable as my hard drive in my Mac Mini couldn't boot, and I needed a way to copy my data off the drive before I replaced it. So I bought this, plugged one end into my Mac Mini, plugged the other end into my Retina MacBook Pro, booted the Mini in Target Disk Mode (basically just push and hold T while booting and the computer becomes an external drive over Thunderbolt). Not only did it work perfectly, but it was faster than I believed possible. I managed to copy 1.8TB (movies, music, pictures, etc) in less than an hour. While I bought this specifically for the aforementioned purpose of recovering data, it now is a permanent part of my desk. I highly recommend this cable to anyone with a Mac, as it can be used for so many more things than just data transfer. It functions as an ethernet cable, data transfer cable, video cable (DisplayPort backwards compatible), and can even be used by a MacBook to use an iMac as a monitor. (Not exactly the best use, since if you have an iMac you probably use it as much more than a monitor, but still an interesting feature to have) Overall, I highly recommend the Apple Thunderbolt Cable. It's a strong (pronounced indestructible by vacuums, animals, and small children), blazing fast, and cool looking piece of technology that I am happy to own. If you are stuck between the two sizes or colors, spend a few extra dollars and get the black 2 Meter cable (6.6 Feet). Especially if you plan on connecting a MacBook with a desktop Mac, otherwise you basically have to sit the MacBook on top of the other Mac which looks both idiotic and defeats the purpose of portability. Tested with a 2014 Retina MacBook Pro, 2012 Mac Mini, and 2015 Retina 5K iMac.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast transfer speeds

      Posted
      Norm
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      Here's the deal, if you have a Thunderbolt port and an accessory worth the money lightning cables are the way to go. What's great about these cables is that it sends data up stream and down stream, at a much much much higher speed than USB types. This is great if your an individual perfuming multiple back-ups or own a display with thunderbolt ports ( Apple and Lg, are two examples of manufactures who make displays with thunderbolt connections.) Many accessories allow you to daisy chain through the use of Thunderbolt. This is convent for multiple reasons. Some examples would be for cable management, and saving ports on your Mac or PC. That's rite, Thunderbolt is a product developed by intel. If you dig hard enough you can also find them on some PCs, such as Asus or Lenovo. I like this Apple thunderbolt wire so far. They come in two different colors, wight or black, making it easier to hide and blend in with your set up. I'm currently running this cable to support my video and downstream USB port data from a LG 34UM94-P Ultrawide monitor to my Mac Pro. It is a quality cable, with a long life span. I would recommend this if you have a Thunderbolt port available on your Mac or PC.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Go to an Apple Store

      Posted
      IHATEUREMAILS
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      A good reason why I will no longer buy apple products at Best Buy is due to this purchase. I bought this at a b&m for file transfer that needed to be done at work (old mac mini to rMBP). The function of the cable was flawless and worked like a charm in migration assistant. However, I opened this supposedly *new* product to find that the insert and literature were shoved in and the cable was not in the housing (totally bent and detached). So not only did I pay $30+ for a super small cable but it was a USED / returned one listed and sold as a new one. This wouldn't fly at an Apple store and although I hate going to their storefront I will do so just to avoid this mess. The product gets 5/5 stars but I would give this marketplace (best buy) 2/5 just because they offer the product. I recommend the cable but I would NOT recommend best buy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Thunderbolt should be calling lightning bolt

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      BDawg
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      This cable is incredibly fast, the WiFi connection using 802.11AC was estimating that it would take over 20 hours to transfer 600gb, got the thunderbolt cable the next morning as when it ran over night, it was still estimating 12 hours remaining in the morning, I stopped the transfer and started over with the thunderbolt cable and it took less than 2 hours to complete and it was a super simple set up for super fast transfer. Thunder is a sound wave and sound travels very slow, especially compared to light, this cable is blazing fast, you see the lightning flash sometimes seconds before you hear the thunder because light travels so fast and thunder is slow, this cable is not slow it is faster than when I transfer files at work over gigabit connections. The only drawback is that the cable is a bit pricey but it was worth the $$$ for the speed, Apple products aren't cheap for anything so I knew I what I was getting into when I got an apple to start with.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Migration Cable

      Posted
      Designer7
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      In my office there are many new Macs (iMacs, Macbooks, iPads). Trouble is everyone wants to move their old stuff to the new machine, but no one has a cable. Fastest one to use is a straight Thunderbolt cable. Just connect old and new machines (Mac or PC) and use the Apple Migration Assistant located in the Utilities Folder (inside the Applications Folder). Depending on how much there is to migrate it can take 30 minutes to several hours. Make sure the new machine has an equal or larger hard drive size as the old one. The cost of this at Best Buy is reasonable. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      is what it is

      Posted
      octacon1
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      What can i say, its a thunderbolt cable thats made for thunderbolt macs to connect to other thunderbolt mac or thunderbolt devices. i used it to transfer my data from my old macbook pro to my new mac mini using target disk mode. i at first thought something was wrong wrong when my mini didn't recognize my macbook only to realize that while both were plugged in, the connection on the macbook side wasn't fully in but was looking at it. worked like a charm and transferring gigs of data was a lot faster than i though. just too bad i probably won't use it again until i get a new mac or a thunderbolt device that doesn't include a cable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Functional

      Posted
      NicknameRequired
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      I needed a cable to migrate stuff from my old MacBook to my new one. The old one only had USB 2, but it did have a Thunderbolt port, so I ponied up for this cable. I know there is some trick technology involved in Thunderbolt cables, but they are still crazy expensive. And now that I'm done with it, it's just an expensive combination of rubber, plastic, and wires. It is VERY short - it was difficult to arrange the Macbooks in such a way as to connect them. The cable is also very stiff, adding to the difficulty of connecting the laptops, but it worked - just not very conveniently or cost effectively.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid yet pricey Thunderbolt 2 cable

      Posted
      CoryB23
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      It's an Apple-branded accessory, so you know going in you're paying a premium. Having gotten that out of the way, let's get to the point. If you're connecting a Thunderbolt 2/Mini DisplayPort device, most likely a monitor, to a MacBook with a Thunderbolt 1/2 connection, this cable is what you need to get that monitor working. There's not much more that needs to be said. This is a pretty straight forward accessory.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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