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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2011, 05:35:20 AM »

I purchased a 350MGz G3 Yosemite when they first came out. No floppy, serial …

Not so true, because FW and USB are serial protocols, but I agree with the general thrust of your post.
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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2011, 08:37:45 AM »

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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2011, 04:05:32 AM »

Thunderbolt is dead in the water. Sure a few video production houses might use it but I've seen more than a fair share of houses go with a windows tower.

Slower processors, poor graphics cards, and connectors that limit peripherals.

What a joke.
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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2011, 04:41:01 AM »

Thunderbolt is dead in the water. Sure a few video production houses might use it but I've seen more than a fair share of houses go with a windows tower.

Slower processors, poor graphics cards, and connectors that limit peripherals.

What a joke.


Claim chowder?  We’ll see. ;D
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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #64 on: December 28, 2011, 02:05:51 PM »

Thunderbolt coming to generic PCs next spring: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/12/windows-pcs-with-thunderbolt-ports-could-come-as-early-as-april.ars

From the article: "Gigabyte Technology reportedly plans to have Thunderbolt-equipped motherboards available around that time, while Sony is expected to incorporate the standard in its high-end laptops. "

"Acer and Asus both announced plans to ship products with Thunderbolt ports beginning next year during the Intel Developers Forum in September."

So yeah, pretty much dead in the water.  FSV DITW, anyway.
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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2012, 09:22:39 PM »

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Thunderbolt gains momentum at CES 2012?
« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2012, 06:59:54 PM »

Thunderbolt seems to be getting significant attention from companies other than Apple at last; perhaps there was an initial exclusive for Apple. In particular, third party cables that should be less expensive, if still not cheap.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/will-2012-be-thunderbolts-year-devices-arrive-in-force-at-ces.ars

I hope so anyway, if only for the prospect of docking my laptop through a single cable that does everything, fast.

P. S. and put it on the next iPad, please.
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Re: Thunderbolt gains momentum at CES 2012?
« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2012, 07:34:58 PM »

P. S. and put it on the next iPad, please.

Patents already in.
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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2012, 11:32:27 PM »

Now *this* is cool; a Macbook Air running Adobe Premiere editing Red 4K content using a Red Rocket in a Sonnet Thunderbolt Enclosure... oh yeah running on Windows ;)

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2012/01/editing-red-video-on-a-macbook-air.html

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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2012, 01:01:07 AM »

Very cool!
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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #70 on: January 29, 2012, 06:41:13 AM »

WD intros TB-only drives at Macworld. Hope removing USB, FW and e-SATA connectors will keep pricing down; we’ll see how that goes.

From the story:

From the demo we saw with four My Book Thunderbolt Duo units, the drive seems capable of offering sustained data speeds of around 520MBps for writing and 770MBps for reading. These are about as good as it can get for a storage device.


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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #71 on: January 29, 2012, 09:45:08 AM »

LaCie is the BOSE of peripherals. Lots of marketing, looks good on the outside, cheapest possible components on the inside. In 25+ years as an IT manager I've seen about 30% failure rate in LaCie external drives, and it's the power supplies and bridge/controller that fails, not the HD. So won't be touching their TB drives.



But can you accept French cooking?

I'm more than happy with my LaCie monitor - and non, Mademoiselle Fate, I tempt you not!

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Re: Positive Thunderbolt thread
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2012, 09:51:29 AM »

I'm more than happy with my LaCie monitor - and non, Mademoiselle Fate, I tempt you not!

Rob C

I agree somewhat with K.C. As a sometime La Cie reseller, I was immensely pissed off when a FW CD burner died just out of warranty (yes, it was that long ago!). All it needed was a power supply but the Oz distributor would not sell it as a part. Company policy I reckon. But generally, no better or worse than other vendors in terms of reliability in my experience.
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