Mini -> external fusion -> Cinema display?
Question: I'm considering a configuration with a Mac Mini that uses my 5 year old 30" Cinema display and I'm unsure whether it will work or not.
- Mac Mini has a single Thunderbolt port which can be used with the "Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter" to connect to a Cinema Display.
- I know I can connect the Thunderbolt port to an external Lacie 2big Thunderbolt series external drive (e.g 4/6/8 TB).
The question is, can I use the second Thunderbolt port on the Lacie with a "Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter" from the Lacie to the Cinema Display?
Mini ---Thunderbolt cable-->Lacie Drive ---Mini Dual Link DVI adapter---> Cinema display
If I use the "Mini Displayport to Dual-Link DVI adapter" from the mini directly to the Cinema display, I've used up my only thunderbolt port on the Mini and cannot use an external Thunderbolt drive. (yes I know USB 3.0 external drive is an option)
Thanks in advance.