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    Intel's High Speed Data Connection


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    It's already being discussed here: Apple kills the server version of Mac OS X with Lion
    Well, for Macs anyway!

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    I read that it is being adopted by Apple first. I wonder in actual fact though how much the dat-to-day user will notice the difference in speed, that ISNT data transfer (from device to device, in the future).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's already being discussed here: Apple kills the server version of Mac OS X with Lion
    The following thread might be better than that Lion thread...

    Intel's Light Peak becomes ThunderBolt™ (and Apple releases new MacBook Pro's)

    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    I wonder in actual fact though how much the day-to-day user will notice the difference in speed, that ISNT data transfer (from device to device, in the future).
    Doesn't everything involve tranferring data of some kind? I think the main point of ThunderBolt is that we finally have a standard that has enough bandwidth to last a minimum of 10-15 years (especially once Intel introduce the fibre version which in theory should be capable of 100 Gbps). The latest SSDs are already nearing the limits of SATA 6Gbps (see the review of the new Vertex 3) and this standard has barely been around for two years!

    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    I read that it is being adopted by Apple first.
    ... along with Western Digital, Seagate, LaCie, Compal, Promise, Aja, Apogee, Avid and Blackmagic.

    Once Intel (and AMD) integrate TB support into thier chipsets I reckon ThunderBolt will become a lot more widespread. Like DisplayPort, manufacturers won't have to pay any royalties or license fees to Intel which should help speed up its adoption.

    Apple learned its lesson after FireWire licensing slowed adoption - the Thunderbolt port and controller specification are entirely Intel’s. Similarly, there’s no per-port licensing fee or royalty for peripheral manufacturers to use the port or the Thunderbolt controller. (Source)

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