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Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6')

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Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6')

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This Thunderbolt Cable (6.6') from Apple is an ideal way to connect Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to your new iMac or MacBook Pro. Thunderbolt technology supports blazing-fast data transfer with two independent channels of 10 Gbit/s each. This cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt, or to use a new iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro equipped with Thunderbolt.

Supports blazing-fast data transfer with two independent channels of 10 Gbit/s each
An ideal way connect Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to a new iMac or MacBook Pro
Length 6.6' (2 m)
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6')
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    AppleThunderbolt Cable (6.6')
     
    4.5

    (based on 88 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable construction (29)
    • Reliable (26)
    • Durable (21)
    • Improves performance (18)
    • Strong connection points (18)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (8)
    • Limited compatibility (4)
    • Overpriced (3)

    Best Uses

    • Computer equipment (31)
    • High-end equipment (21)
    • Back-up (9)
    • Travel (6)
    • Replacement (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (36), Multimedia professional (19), Tech savvy (15), Budget shopper (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (50), Personal (26)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What You'd Expect from Apple

    What can I say? The Thunderbolt cable works as advertised. I suppose I could have bought a third-party cable instead of the Apple one, but at this pint in time (November 2012)...Read complete review

    What can I say? The Thunderbolt cable works as advertised. I suppose I could have bought a third-party cable instead of the Apple one, but at this pint in time (November 2012) there don't appear to be any that are less expensive and work properly. I have read reports of other Thunderbolt cables heating up at the ends (where the chips are), but this hasn't been a problem with the Apple one. Plus the white colour matches the white MagSafe cable next to it, so there you go! :-)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Defective out of the bag

    Bought the Thunderbolt cable along with a WD 4TB RAID external hard drive for a Mac. After repeated unsuccessful attempts to format drive as a mirrored raid setup, three calls to Western Digital,...Read complete review

    Bought the Thunderbolt cable along with a WD 4TB RAID external hard drive for a Mac. After repeated unsuccessful attempts to format drive as a mirrored raid setup, three calls to Western Digital, a trip to UPS to return the WD drive and receipt of a replacement unit from WD (I had the same problems with the replacement unit), I decided to try a second Thunderbolt Cable I happened to have. What do you know, once I replaced the cable, all of the problems disappeared.

    I was quite disappointed with the lack of quality control on what should be a mindless piece of equipment. It caused weeks of headaches as I attempted to isolate the problem spot. Once I replaced the defective cable with a new one, I have had no further problems. That being said, I haven't noticed a substantial speed differential using the Thunderbolt.

    The equipment manufacturers continue to make life more complicated while marketing their new gear as "simple and the answer to all of our problems"

    Reviewed by 88 customers

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    5.0

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    By Sam I AM

    from Idaho

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Configure
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

        Does what it's supposed to do.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Super Fast Cable

        By Gillet Productions

        from New York

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Configure
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video Device Connection

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

          To connect my video device.
          Good length.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Apple cable that does the job

          By Gillet Productions

          from New york

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

          It works great

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          1.0

          Easily disconnected

          By DataLaForge

          from New York

          About Me Multimedia Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Easily Unseated
            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

              I returned this. I had it connected to a storage array and whenever I repositioned my laptop, it would disconnect and I'd have to start my project over again. I don't know if this is a thunderbolt problem or if I just had a faulty cable but this wasn't working for me.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Does the job

              By papabear

              from Phoenix AZ

              About Me Tech Savvy

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                    What can you say about a cable - it does the job. I researched why these cables are so expensive, and there is a reason - there is circuitry in the cable to achieve the bandwidth of thunderbolt. With my LG 34UM95 this one cable carries video, audio, and all my usb devices.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Quick Shipping

                    By Rat Pack

                    from Arkansas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                        Shipped quickly. Product was as expected.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Stick with the original

                        By bvartan

                        from Richmond, Va

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                            I know there are cheaper versions out there but having tried them it was just a waste of money - they don't last. This goes for many cables and accessories for all Apple products.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            It does what it says on the tin.

                            By EyeFly High

                            from Dominican Republic

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                  I use this for an EGPU setup and it seems to work fine. No problems so far.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Speedy

                                  By angles

                                  from california

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Configure
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Data Transfers
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                    I got this cable to migrate data to a new laptop using target disk mode. The length was great and will be used to connect with other thunderbolt devices.

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                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Transfer ease

                                    By Dog

                                    from Colorado

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                        between computers

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Super fast and reliable!

                                        By White NY

                                        from New York, NY

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Configure
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                            I'm using this for my iMac and WD external Hard Drive. Never failed and never had any issues.

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                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Works like every Apple product

                                            By Hadrien D.

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Apple Quality
                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                            • Overpriced

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Replacement
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                            Pricey, of course, but comes with the peace of mind of a quality product by apple. I use it to connect a thunderbolt dock which runs all of my peripherals.

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                                            • Business

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                                            4.0

                                            good cable, but pricy

                                            By rorrope

                                            from NYC

                                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Configure
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Data Transfering

                                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                              good cable, but pricy

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                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Thunderbolt cable

                                              By sketch

                                              from Sacramento, CA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Configure
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                  Blistering speed when hooking Mojo adaptor to Mac Pro via Thunderbolt. No noticable issues with performance so far.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Reliable TB Cable

                                                  By Mike Austin / KXSR

                                                  from Los Angeles

                                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Quiet

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Backup
                                                    • Replacement

                                                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                    Reliable. Quality. Always works.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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                                                    5.0

                                                    It works!

                                                    By alwaysuptil1

                                                    from Marina del Rey, CA

                                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Configure
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Quiet
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Backup
                                                      • Replacement
                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                      it's a cable! It's white! It works! It's Thunderbolt fast! What else is there to say! Buy it!

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                                                      • Business

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Fast!

                                                      By Yobo

                                                      from APO AP

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy To Configure
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Travel

                                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                        Cables are fast, sturdy and do their job. They also make my job easier being able to connect to my MacBook!

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great Cable

                                                        By Nick the Photographer

                                                        from Cleveland, OH

                                                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Configure
                                                        • High Volume Io

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Expensive

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Connecting To External Hd
                                                        • Connecting To Serves

                                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                        While very pricy, Apple's Thunderbolt cables perform exactly as advertised. They allow me to move large volumes of data and stream UHD video without the need for a web of cables. For that, I could not be more grateful.

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                                                        • Business

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Nice Cable

                                                        By Bryan

                                                        from Brooklyn, NY

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy To Configure
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Expensive

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Backup
                                                        • Replacement

                                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                        This is an Apple made Thunderbolt cable; expect everything to be right. The cable seems to be flexible but durable; and it's working well for me.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Functional

                                                        By Alex

                                                        from Boston, MA

                                                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy To Configure
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Quiet
                                                        • Versatile

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Utility

                                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                          Great cable for connecting my display to my MBP. My other cable was too short, but this one is great. A bit expensive for a cable.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business

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