We have heard about new USB 3.0 which assumes to have faster data transfer rate then standard USB 2.0, similarly in hard drives the technology have changed moving from SATA to eSATA technology where the main aim is to provide more and more faster data transfer rate. But have you heard about the Intel’s Thunder Bolt Technology ?
Updating its technology, Intel have just released a technology codenamed Light Peak under Thunder Bolt’s title. The main excitement about Light Peak Thunder Bolt is that is a dual bi-directional channel with massive data transfer speed of up 10GBps.
Light Peak Thunder Bolt attaches itself on PCI-Express slot on your mother board and you can easily connect external devices directly. The main reason for high data transfer rate might be allowing this technology to use PCI-Exp port. The interface gets its power from internal structure so users don’t have to worry about giving extra power adapters to external devices/hard drives.
How Thunder Bolt Works ?
You can just imaging the data transfer rate of Thunder Bolt according to Intel, for example if you want to transfer a full HD movie lets say about 15-20GB of size, using Thunder Bolt you can transfer the data in just 30 seconds of time span. That’s really amazing !!
Intel further quotes as the technology is backward compatible with previous standards where on the main features is reliable cable used. Using the most significant adapter to the port, Thunderbolt can connect itself with many accessories designed with USB 2.0, eSATA or FireWire.
Who Is Using This Technology ?
The most cheerful technology partner Apple has adopted this technology, as their new MacBook Pros line up comes with Thunderbolt connectivity interface. LaCie, one of the popular brands in external hard drives is also compatible with Thunderbolt. Other manufacturers like Seagate and Western Digital made a contract with Intel to use Thunderbolt and later by the end 2011 they might adopt with their new line ups.