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Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6')

B&H # APTBC20 Mfr # MD861ZM/A
You Pay: $37.04

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')
     
    4.4

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable construction (29)
    • Reliable (25)
    • Improves performance (18)
    • Strong connection points (18)
    • Highly compatible (16)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (6)
    • Limited compatibility (4)

    Best Uses

    • Computer equipment (31)
    • High-end equipment (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (36), Multimedia professional (9), Tech savvy (8), Budget shopper (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (34), Personal (19)
      • 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 63 customers

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    5.0

    Simply the best!

    By Manolo

    from NY, NY

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

        Apple products or go home!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Nothing can go wrong with Apple products

        By Fotoeyeq.

        from Twin Cities

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

              Apple = Quality
              My Seagate hard drive got up to a sonic speed with this Thunderbolt cable!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Durable and strong cable

              By marcioguitar

              from New York

              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

              Apple always offers the best solutions for their own products, thunderbolt is the future and this cable it's a must, no crashes, no lost connections and long reach.

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              5.0

              THUNDERBOLT!

              By Originate Lab

              from Columbus, Ohio

              About Me Multimedia Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Configure
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                It is what it is! A bolt of thunder just when you need it. The length is nice so I can have my Drobo 5N tucked away and not taking up space on my desk top.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Gives you some reach and fast throughput

                By EVH

                from Tuscaloosa, AL

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                At six feet this cable lets you put your device farther away from your mac. Nice convenience. It's also a very fast connection. The cable build quality is excellent, good stiffness with some flexibility. Should last a long time

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                5.0

                RELIABLE CABLE

                By MICHELLE

                from PUERTO RICO

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                  LONG ENOUGH TO REACH MY MACBOOK PRO AND ESATA HUB

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Perfect cable

                  By Masterpieces Video

                  from San Juan , Puerto Rico

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                      Useful to connect my macbook pro to the esata hub

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      El largo ideal

                      By JP MATAMOROS

                      from SUMMIT NEW YERSEY

                      About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Incompatible
                      • Runs Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                      El cable tiene el largo ideal para la conexión, muy estable, lo recomiendo.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Good

                      By YaMar

                      from TN

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                      Works as described. A little pricey but that's apple for you.

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                      5.0

                      It's a cable. It is 6.6' Long...

                      By PrintTechGuy

                      from Toledo,OH

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                          As far as cables are concerned, it is a cable. It is 6.6' long. It is for connecting two thunderbolt devices. The one I ordered works.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          3.0

                          It's a Thunderbolt cable

                          By tgage

                          from Portland, Oregon

                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Connection

                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                          Not much to say, you need this to run your Thunderbolt devices. Does it work? Yes, it does. Is it extremely overpriced? Absolutely.

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                          • Business

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                          4.0

                          Does the trick

                          By Premiere Pro Editor

                          from Beacon, NY

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                              not much to say.. it connects easily and transports info quickly!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Perfect.

                              By Mixmatch

                              from Minneapolis, MN

                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup

                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                I think there great. I really like thunderbolt. The extra length of the cord is great.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDER BOLT HOOOO!!!

                                By NYCProductionGuy

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

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                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                      have you ever sipped on cheetah's blood whilst on top of a snowy mountain at the peak of lightning storm while angels circled you wailing guitars of sweet metal glory?

                                      No?

                                      Ok cool well this cable doesnt do that but it does what you expect it to.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      It's a cable, it works

                                      By Dennis

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Value Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Computer Equipment
                                          • High-End Equipment

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                          Needed it for the Blackmagic Design Ultra Studio I purchased. Works as it should

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          works with Lacie eSata adapter

                                          By PilatesAnytime

                                          from El Segundo, CA

                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable construction
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Strong Connection Points

                                          Cons

                                          • pricey

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Computer Equipment

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                          I use this cable to connect a Lacie eSata to Thunderbolt adapter to an iMac, so I can connect all my eSata external hard drives.

                                          This thunderbolt cable is great. Although expensive, there are no other options for trustworthy 3rd party Thunderbolt cables at this time.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          works

                                          By mac user

                                          from Ny,NY

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable construction
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Strong Connection Points

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Computer Equipment

                                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                            it's a cable, it works

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            5.0

                                            would buy again!

                                            By chris

                                            from wpb, fl

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable construction
                                            • Improves Performance
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Strong Connection Points

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Computer Equipment
                                              • High-End Equipment

                                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                              great quality thunderbolt cable. don't buy non-apple parts.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              5.0

                                              NICE

                                              By rmoondoggy

                                              from north central alabama

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable construction
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Reliable
                                              • Strong Connection Points

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Computer Equipment
                                                • High-End Equipment
                                                • Networking

                                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                Using this to add a drive to macbook

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                No problems

                                                By DigitalLoader

                                                from Albuquerque, NM

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable construction
                                                • Highly Compatible

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Computer Equipment

                                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt Cable (6.6'):

                                                  Used with Retina Macbook Pro. Have not had any problems.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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