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Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, MacBook Pro running a GeForce GTX 780 Ti via Thunderbolt 2 in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by localzuk You'd not be able to do this via an external system at the moment (until the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You'd not be able to do this via an external system at the moment (until the next version of Thunderbolt comes out), as the bandwidth of Thunderbold 2 is too low.



    It'll be Thunderbolt 1 - running at 10Gbps per channel. So, you wouldn't be able to run a single top end card on it I don't think - as they use PCI-E v3 (which has a 15Gbps bandwidth).
    ok fair enough ref point 1 but point 2 :

    Linky : Which external hard drive: USB 3 or Thunderbolt? | Analysis | Features | PC Pro

    USB has long been the industry standard for inter-device connectivity, and while USB 2’s speeds of 480Mbits/sec were surpassed by USB 3’s 4.8Gbits/sec, Intel’s Thunderbolt has claimed the lead by promising transfer speeds of up to 10Gbits/sec

    Unless I am missing the point, I was just hoping to be able to use a USB 3.0 external hard drive on a thunderbolt cable / adaptor so as to convert the 10gbs thunderbolt connector into a usb 3.0, saying that not sure if that would work as USB transfers power to external devices where as thunderbolt may or may not ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I was just hoping to be able to use a USB 3.0 external hard drive on a thunderbolt cable / adaptor so as to convert the 10gbs thunderbolt connector into a usb 3.0, saying that not sure if that would work as USB transfers power to external devices where as thunderbolt may or may not ?
    http://www.kanexlive.com/article/thunderbolt-adapters

    or

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/03/bel...s-dock-review/

    Thunderbolt does supply power.
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    I'd be worried more about the power consumption of it as a lot of GPU's need a 400Watt power source from somewhere and am I right in thinking a Thunderbolt port just won't cut it? I think this video may have been a fake due to the User removing it so quickly and by the looks at some of the comments on YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I'd be worried more about the power consumption of it as a lot of GPU's need a 400Watt power source from somewhere and am I right in thinking a Thunderbolt port just won't cut it? I think this video may have been a fake due to the User removing it so quickly and by the looks at some of the comments on YouTube.
    The external case holds its own supply - it doesn't use the one from thunderbolt.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Unless I am missing the point, I was just hoping to be able to use a USB 3.0 external hard drive on a thunderbolt cable / adaptor so as to convert the 10gbs thunderbolt connector into a usb 3.0, saying that not sure if that would work as USB transfers power to external devices where as thunderbolt may or may not ?
    I was referring to its use for graphics cards, not external hard drives as the entire discussion had been about graphics cards...
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    For the Price of the belkin dock ( aprox £165 ) - might as well just get a NAS or DAS and some WD Red Drives or similar, I think the thunderbolt ext hdd's are about £149 give or take a bit ( looking at the external Lacie drives ) -

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&k...l_42rb9j9vkl_b

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