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Lightning Fast Transfer Speed with Thunderbolt

Posted by Brad Spinsby on May 19, 2011

Apple and Intel have developed together a new transfer technology epically entitled Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt transfer technology is currently exclusive to the Lacie Little Big Disk drives. Thunderbolt technology integrates data and display protocol over a single cable, and can allow up to 10GB/second transfer speed bi-directionally from the drive to multiple sources.

Yes, you read the last sentence correctly, 10GB/sec in two directions. The integration of data and display protocol over a single cable limits the amount of cables necessary for complex data transmission. Plus, bi-direction transfer will allow data to be transfer from the hard drive to multiple sources at once, and the ability to daisy-chain and transfer drives together. For the film & video world this means an editor can be transferring footage to a server while simultaneously watching full-resolution HD footage on their computer. Lacie’s Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt technology is just the beginning of bigger things to come for Lacie, Apple and Intel’s potential for Thunderbolt.


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Any witnesses to the superfast Thunderbolt technology share your experiences? Have you used this tech in your Chicago video shoots or elsewhere?


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