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Old 02-24-2011, 09:57 AM
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Developed with Apple, looks promising, up to 10Gbbs. Looks like you'll be able to slap your laptop on the desk, plug in 1 cable, and be connected to external drives, displays, and networks, all daisy chained together.

Thunderboltâ„¢ Technology
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Hopefully this doesn't become another firewire. I'd love for there to be an industry wide standard cable/connector to replace USB, SATA, HDMI and every other cable known to man. Seems like it would be something that could only help, not hinder the industry.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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Hopefully this doesn't become another firewire. I'd love for there to be an industry wide standard cable/connector to replace USB, SATA, HDMI and every other cable known to man. Seems like it would be something that could only help, not hinder the industry.
Firewire never went anywhere because apple demanded royalties. So the rest of the industry told them to shove their interface where the sun don't shine and developed royalty-free USB.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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You have to hand it to apple. They just keep on pushing forward. One would think they want to be the leaders. :-)
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:41 PM
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I've been reading reviews and am still not clear on the transfer rates, I've seen 10Gbbs and 10GBps, saw a video and the guy said 10GBps.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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That has to be 10 gigabits per second. I saw one article claim that thunderbolt was fast enough to let you copy over a HD movie in 30 seconds. So = 10k / 8 bits = 1.250 gigabytes x 30 seconds = 37.5 GBs, just about the size of a blu-ray movie.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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That has to be 10 gigabits per second. I saw one article claim that thunderbolt was fast enough to let you copy over a HD movie in 30 seconds. So = 10k / 8 bits = 1.250 gigabytes x 30 seconds = 37.5 GBs, just about the size of a blu-ray movie.
That's not really a practical application....

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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I was just reading about this... and the security risks that this technology has...

It's not Master/slave like USB but Peer-to-Peer like Firewire. So any Thunderbolt device connected to the system has unrestricted access...

This is a good read on the subject:

Thunderbolt: A new way to hack Macs ? The Register
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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I was just reading about this... and the security risks that this technology has...

It's not Master/slave like USB but Peer-to-Peer like Firewire. So any Thunderbolt device connected to the system has unrestricted access...

This is a good read on the subject:

Thunderbolt: A new way to hack Macs ? The Register
If someone has physical access to plug a device into your computer, they can pretty much do whatever they want anyway.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:01 AM
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If someone has physical access to plug a device into your computer, they can pretty much do whatever they want anyway.
Exactly.
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