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Lightpeak/Thunderbolt is only using copper wires this generation not fiber optic. It is slower. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Sozin;12508195 
Anyone know how well the Intel HD 3000 performs?

I'm not sure if the i5 460M has HD3000, I THINK it does. If so, then it's not great at all, it can barely run Left 4 Dead at lowest settings. Edit: I'm reading that HD3000 is well over double the performance of previous gen integrated Intel graphics, so it may be decent.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 2/24/11 at 8:50am
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Has anyone seen the power rating on the Thunderbolt connections? Voltage and Amperes?
I believe it's 10W

I'd guess the voltage would be either 5 or 12 V
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12508160 
Don't forget LightPath eventual goal is to replace all external connections.... PCIe, HDMI, SATA, USB, 10GbE, ect.

It has to start somewhere and it needs the bandwidth to do so.


Has anyone seen the power rating on the Thunderbolt connections? Voltage and Amperes?

I was reading 10W on Engadget. But what I am interested is on those product demos, how are they able to copy a 5GB file in seconds? What hard drives did that unless they had some sort of ram disk running.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;12508280 
I'm not sure if the i5 460M has HD3000, I THINK it does. If so, then it's not great at all, it can barely run Left 4 Dead at lowest settings. Edit: I'm reading that HD3000 is well over double the performance of previous gen integrated Intel graphics, so it may be decent.

Where might you be reading this? Regrettably, I would consider it if it was better than the previous models with the 320M.
 
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I was reading 10W on Engadget. But what I am interested is on those product demos, how are they able to copy a 5GB file in seconds? What hard drives did that unless they had some sort of ram disk running.

http://www.intel.com/technology/io/thunderbolt/index.htm
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With the 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt products you can
  • Transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds‡
  • Backup 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes‡
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‡ Typical full length 1080p HD movie file size of 10-20 GB; high speed storage required to achieve full transfer speeds.
‡ Based upon MP3 encoding at 196 kbps; high speed storage required to achieve full transfer speeds.
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almost positive this refresh does not use Sandy Bridge
EDIT: nvm im High.
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Seems like they want users to pay for a technology that cannot be used yet, while still holding back on basic features that others have had forever, like Blu-ray, USB 3.0, SSDs, or at the very least a 7200RPM disk drive. 5400RPM? Is this 1998 or something?

Oh Apple. rolleyes.gif
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This is going to be so awesome for external hard drives. I can't wait till we all have external SSDs and we can backup our whole drives in minutes (eventually seconds).
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This is going to be so awesome for external hard drives. I can't wait till we all have external SSDs and we can backup our whole drives in minutes (eventually seconds).

Good luck with the MBP only coming with a 5400rpm disk drive.rolleyes.gif I don't care how fast it can be transferred, it cannot be read that fast anyway.
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