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post #21 of 32
I hate when many things that do exactly the same thing are coming out like that. We need some variety but not that much; there's already eSata and USB3.0 for high speed peripherals and we're not even maxing them out...
    
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post #22 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmanuel;12555647 
I hate when many things that do exactly the same thing are coming out like that. We need some variety but not that much; there's already eSata and USB3.0 for high speed peripherals and we're not even maxing them out...

Exactly what I said a couple of posts back, I agree with you. It's like when we had both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Same crap, adopt a standard! I feel the same way about all the damn extensions and codecs out there. Obviously some are reasonable since they offer smaller filesize at the sacrifice of audio/video quality, but so many of them offer no difference and are just clutter.
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We already know?
    
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Sucks how it's all about the money. We want more!
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post #25 of 32
Very dumb move skipping out on fiber for the lower speeds. The speed is their only "selling" point right?
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post #26 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by allenottawa;12559208 
Very dumb move skipping out on fiber for the lower speeds. The speed is their only "selling" point right?

Correct me if I'm wrong but USB3 is up to 5 Gbps? And so when they market 10 Gbps the common buyer would be all for it because "ooh, that's twice as fast". They don't know how much their external devices are only using. Even if they did, then the selling point would be "YOU NEED MOAR".
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post #27 of 32
I hate Intel more and more each day.
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post #28 of 32
I take days off from hating them sometimes.
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post #29 of 32
This is just another marketing scheme.

File transfers from one machine to another will not see any benefits as the speed is dependent on the source and not the connection. At the moment the only thing close to achieving lightpeak's bandwidth is 6Gbps SSD transfers to another 6Gbps SSD.
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post #30 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by allenottawa;12559208 
Very dumb move skipping out on fiber for the lower speeds. The speed is their only "selling" point right?

no but it is a major one. other include: daisy chaining devices, 10 watts of power, ability to have data devices and monitors on one port

i just read an article that explained thunderbolt more than what i have been hearing and it actually has support for 20gb/s bidirectional but 10gb/s bidirectional is used for data devices and the other 10gb/s is used for video. so you could be saturating the 10gb/s data line but still be able to push several high resolution monitors because of this.
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