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    thunderbolt controller with usb 3 and sata 6gbps ??

    ThunderBolt SSD Drives

    feasible????

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    SSDs connected via ThunderBolt are certainly feasible. LaCie already make one.

    http://www.lacie.com/us/technologies...y.htm?id=10039

    ThunderBolt PCIe cards on the other hand are not feasible due to the way it works. The controller has to be integrated into the motherboard itself.

    Annoyingly, Intel-based motherboards won't be getting Thunderbolt until Ivy Bridge-based processors are released in the first half of 2012. I doubt we will see anything from AMD before then either, because they don't seem interested in it at all. This means ThunderBolt will remain Mac-only for the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    SSDs connected via ThunderBolt are certainly feasible. LaCie already make one.

    LaCie is the premier manufacturer of high quality digital storage.

    ThunderBolt PCIe cards on the other hand are not feasible due to the way it works. The controller has to be integrated into the motherboard itself.

    Annoyingly, Intel-based motherboards won't be getting Thunderbolt until Ivy Bridge-based processors are released in the first half of 2012. I doubt we will see anything from AMD before then either, because they don't seem interested in it at all. This means ThunderBolt will remain Mac-only for the near future.
    bootable ??

    Wondering if I can get it without the 2 intel SSD's and use my own ones ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    bootable?
    Possibly...

    Can you boot a Mac from a Thunderbolt drive?
    We suspect so, but we haven't yet confirmed this capability. We'll update this answer when we know more. We're also looking into whether you can boot your Mac from a USB or FireWire drive connected to a Thunderbolt port using an adapter.

    Does Thunderbolt support Target Disk Mode and Migration Assistant?
    On the new MacBook Pro models, you can use Target Disk Mode over a computer-to-computer Thunderbolt connection. (We assume this will be the case with future Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, as well.) However, Mac OS X’s Migration Assistant software doesn’t currently support Thunderbolt connections. (Source)
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    Wondering if I can get it without the 2 intel SSD's and use my own ones?
    LaCie would never sell the enclosure on its own (not enough profit to be made). Other companies such as OWC or NewerTech might sell something similar though once there are more ThunderBolt equipped Mac's.

    Sonnet have also announced several storage solutions which use ThunderBolt, but as with Lacie, you won't be able to buy these without the drives.

    http://www.sonnettech.com/news/nab2011/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Possibly...




    LaCie would never sell the enclosure on its own (not enough profit to be made). Other companies such as OWC or NewerTech might sell something similar though once there are more ThunderBolt equipped Mac's.

    Sonnet have also announced several storage solutions which use ThunderBolt, but as with Lacie, you won't be able to buy these without the drives.

    Sonnet - New Product Announcement at NAB 2011
    Will stick with my 6G OWC drive when it arrives then - too much $$$$ otherwise, need the RAM as well

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