One cable to rule them all: Light Peak

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Nevermind, here's what I'm getting:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/9/2695668/seagate-thunderbolt-adapters-goflex/in/2464703
    My biggest drives already support this. Done!
     
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    So, counting the cable you pay $239 to adapt a SATA HDD to Thunderbolt. Sam, can you tell me what in the world is the benefit there?
     
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    I hope you are reading it wrong and not me, looks like my portable drives will only require a $99 adapter.
     
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    That's for a 2.5". It doesn't include the cable ($50). So, $149.

    Again, though, since it's an adapter that connects to a SATA interface, the speed is still not beneficial
     
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    Goddamn this stupid forum, I didn't copy and paste this one before posting.
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    $100 off the TB display today only:
    http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/01/thunderbolt-display-900-free-shipping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29
     
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    Intel needs to make Thunderbolt more prevalent and cheaper, not faster but.....
    http://www.macgasm.net/2012/03/09/thunderbolt-will-get-even-faster-with-pci-express-3-0/
    http://www.cultofmac.com/151931/intel-wants-to-make-thunderbolt-ports-even-faster/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter
     
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    Intel says optical cables coming this year:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/165826/2012/02/intel_optical_cables_for_thunderbolt_coming_this_year.html

    Apparently one of the downsides of the optical cables is that devices that pull power from the cable will need their own power supply. At least they should be compatibile with current devices.

    -Keith
     
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    Yeah, so that's a non starter for me for the uses I have for it. I guess if you are using it for RAIDs it's no big deal. The separate power supply is why I took back the Little Big Disk. That and the fact that you can't bootcamp from it.
     
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    Now shipping:
    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10574
    Lets you connect your esata drives via TB.
     
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    Anyone tried this?
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-GoFlex-Thunderbolt-Adapter-STAE121/dp/B006P1QWOQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345142953&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+thunderbolt
     
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    Finally:
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/31/fiber-optic-thunderbolt-cables-begin-mass-production-available-up-to-30m-in-length/
    And i finally have a thunderbolt product of my own, the g-drive 8tb G-raid.
    Review soon
     
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    New controllers will be available this year that support 4K/display port 1.2 although there will not be a performance increase with these according to an Anandtech article. I would assume that the first gen of Apple's new "pro" machines won't be available until these new controllers are available.

    UPDATE: Anandtech is now reporting Falcon Ridge (new, faster TB) will go into production late this year ramping up in 2014. It could be they might ship a Mac Pro replacement late this year with the new chipset.

    -Keith
     

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