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#61 of 74 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:11 PM

Nevermind, here's what I'm getting: http://www.theverge....flex/in/2464703 My biggest drives already support this. Done!

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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:39 PM



Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

Nevermind, here's what I'm getting:
http://www.theverge....flex/in/2464703
My biggest drives already support this. Done!



Wow.  I see no allure in this at all.   $189 for an adapter that converts Thunderbolt into standard SATA backends.   So, you're still hard limited by the SATA-II interface controller on whatever drive you're using, and you're adding a price premium of almost $200 to any hard drive.   In the end, you get not much better than somewhere between USB2/USB3 speeds, because the SATA controller is the bottleneck.



while the larger desktop variety is due before the end of the first half of this year, priced at $189. The company will also be selling a Thunderbolt cable for $50.


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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#63 of 74 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:22 PM

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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Posted January 11 2012 - 11:09 PM



Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

I hope you are reading it wrong and not me, looks like my portable drives will only require a $99 adapter.



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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Posted January 12 2012 - 02:01 AM

Goddamn this stupid forum, I didn't copy and paste this one before posting. http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

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Posted February 01 2012 - 02:28 AM

$100 off the TB display today only: http://9to5mac.com/2...e Intelligence)

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Posted March 09 2012 - 06:22 AM

Intel needs to make Thunderbolt more prevalent and cheaper, not faster but..... http://www.macgasm.n...ci-express-3-0/ http://www.cultofmac..._source=twitter

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Posted March 12 2012 - 04:35 PM

Intel says optical cables coming this year:

http://www.macworld...._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.


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Posted March 13 2012 - 12:35 AM

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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Posted April 05 2012 - 07:18 AM

Now shipping: http://www.lacie.com...ct.htm?id=10574 Lets you connect your esata drives via TB.

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Posted August 16 2012 - 06:49 AM

Anyone tried this? http://www.amazon.co...ate thunderbolt

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Posted January 01 2013 - 07:55 AM

Finally: http://www.macrumors...-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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Posted April 08 2013 - 12:36 PM

Next Gen, Next Year:

http://www.imore.com..._medium=twitter

 

So....  not in this year's Mac Pro?


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Posted April 08 2013 - 02:37 PM

Of particular interest to Mac users -- current Thunderbolt connectors can't support enough bandwidth for a theoretical Retina 27" LED Thunderbolt display. This one could.

 

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.

 

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Edited by Keith Plucker, April 09 2013 - 10:01 AM.

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