ThunderBolt For Mac - Next Generation Device Interface
Filed in: ThunderBolt
Apple and Intel released a new computer interface port - THUNDERBOLT and have been incorporating it across it's Mac laptopand desktop computer line. It promises up to 10GBps potential bandwidth throughput to deliver literally a 20-Fold increase in device speeds over USB 2.0.
We'll have to wait for ThunderBolt drives, SSD's, TV Tuners, Webcams, Printers, Keyboards, Mice and other accessories to take advantage of the 10GBps bandwidth. Once code-named LightPeak - Thunder-Bolt promises a huge leap in data transfer speeds for Mac gadgets and add-ons. This versatile computer port co-developed by Intel and Apple replaces Apple's min DisplayPort - yet will allow nearly any sort of device to connect with it. Other peripheral interfaces like USB2, 5GBps USB3, FireWire, SCSI, eSATA and beyond -- can work THROUGH ThunderBolt ports with the slew of ThunderBolt adapters that will become available later this year. Stay tuned, this is game changing computer technology for the next decade.