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You know how much a drive would cost that is capable of transferring at 1.5GB/s?
About 6 grand...


Well, I'm sure you can get them cheaper but that's the one I was thinking of.
    
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This is dead-man walking left for just niche users like Firewire..

Give it 3-5 year and all your peripherals will be wirelessly connected to your PC -monitors, ext. HD, networking, etc..

If they already figured out how to get 3D HD wireless signal (link)to a TV - that will be the truly trans-formative technology for mainstream PC users.

Cables, no matter how fast - can't compete with no wires.
I disagree. I think wireless is the future, but there will always be people who will go wired for security and ultimate ease of use. If you could use one cable for everything, that would be marvelous. I was thrilled when I bought my first HDMI-capable receiver, and have been happy with it ever since. I'm sure people thought that was a gimmick when first released

When I read this article, I thought about how it may change the way we enthusiasts build computers and, instead of relying on internal drives (especially CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives), we can use more external drives because the connecting cable would no longer be the bottleneck. Honestly, I don't have an external optical drive because SATA is faster than USB.

I hope this blooms into something great for the consumer
    
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Honestly, I don't have an external optical drive because SATA is faster than USB.
Presenting to you:

The sata external hard drive docking bay, tada!


Can be connected via sata or USB2.
    
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This is dead-man walking left for just niche users like Firewire..

Give it 3-5 year and all your peripherals will be wirelessly connected to your PC -monitors, ext. HD, networking, etc..

If they already figured out how to get 3D HD wireless signal (link)to a TV - that will be the truly trans-formative technology for mainstream PC users.

Cables, no matter how fast - can't compete with no wires.
I wouldnt say firewire users are 'niche users' again, there is a need far beyond what USB offers.. what do you think all that HD/3D footage is stored on while they're shooting, or even stored on while be distributed to post production facilities? WIRED FIREWIRE DRIVES..

Footage is usually dumped off to a fibre based storage array, which is WIRED to several editing suites that all access the same footage, with no lag what soever. try that with a standard cat6 system, you'll have dropout everywhere.

I agree that wireless is awesome, but in some circumstances wired connections trump wireless.. and do you really want all those wireless signals floating around your house and through your body? I don't.
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FireWire was kind of a bust!
But it was faassst compared to usb 2
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I'm really surprised no one mentioned this. External Graphics for notebooks.

Imagine having a GTX580 hooked up to your thin and light Sony Vaio Z.

HardOCP proved that using a 4x slot (16Gb/s) instead of a 16x slot did not bottleneck graphics cards (and a 20Gb/s thunderbolt cable will allow a 4x slot):

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x4x4

If for no other reason, this makes Thunderbolt a 3 on the poll.
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