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Why the hell would you have an SSD on an USB port? If you're going to use an SSD as an external: Why? Use a normal HDD, it'll be a lot more size for the same amount of money, if you want an ultra fast RAID array...Why would you be using USB once again? You'd really want to look at a NAS over Ethernet instead.

It's like complaining the Atom can't render stuff in 3DSMax as fast as a 8 core Sandy Bridge at 5Ghz, of course it can't, it isn't meant to either.

I can see newer motherboards having Thunderbolt, USB3 and Wireless USB on them, let the consumers decide really.
Eh now, he was responding to my comment saying that USB3 is "fast enough" to even handle SSDs. It should be more then enough for input devices and small thumbdrives.

Thunderbolt should replace SATA if anything.
post #32 of 48
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Thunderbolt should replace SATA if anything.
It can tunnel SATA.... (or will be able too).
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We don't have wireless electricity yet... So I think I'd rather pick Thunderbolt. Besides, wireless connections are still quite crippled performance wise (at least compared to their wired counterparts).
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I just thought I'd share this, something I need to read up on myself...

Obviously Wifi is not going to give you anywhere near what a cable can yet, but they are working really hard on the radio wave department presently...
if its made from intel, price gonna be 300+ or more
post #35 of 48
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USB3 is 5Gbit, if they got it up to those speeds then it'd be great.

And Wireless USB would be fine for what its designed for, screens, keyboards, mice, etc.
5Gbit/s is only going to be enough for low resolution and low color depth screens
post #36 of 48
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Don't forget Thunderbolt will be able to tunnel other protocols. If someone invents a new protocol, Thunderbolt will support it as long as it doesn't exceed the bandwidth.
What do you mean when you say tunnel?


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5Gbit/s is only going to be enough for low resolution and low color depth screens
Pretty sure 5 Gbps is enough for any screen the average consumer would be using. Thunderbolt can purportedly serve 4 screens from one hub, and that's only 10 Gbps at the moment.
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Pretty sure 5 Gbps is enough for any screen the average consumer would be using. Thunderbolt can purportedly serve 4 screens from one hub, and that's only 10 Gbps at the moment.
This really upsets me. I watched the video with 4 1080P streams going over a Thunderbolt connection. I think this is total BS marketing. It was 4 streams going to ONE monitor. The bandwidth required for 4 1080P streams is:

1920*1080*60*32 = 3.98Gbit/s per screen or 16Gb/s... The maximum throughput of DP is 17Gb/s so theoretically it could support it... but Thunderbolt is only 10Gb/s. I was hoping someone would explain this, but I don't think many people know. Additionally with Thunderbolt now you have the data side of things cutting into bandwidth... does Thunderbolt give priority to monitors or what?


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5Gbit/s is only going to be enough for low resolution and low color depth screens
With overhead this is true. I don't think wireless USB even runs at anywhere near 5Gb/s?? Wireless display is not its primary intended purpose, now should it be. For small displays sure, but no point in having a pair of 1080P monitors running off WUSB.
post #38 of 48
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What do you mean when you say tunnel?
Intel wants a connection that can handle anything.

Tunnelling is when you take a protocol encapsulate it into another protocol, pass it, and convert it back. That is the beauty of Thunderbolt.

Intel wants Thunderbolt to be the end-all connection for consumers. One cable can handle anything and everything.
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So when will we see thunderbolt become mainstream? How long do I have to hold off my next rig :/
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LOL @ zip drives... man those things were short lived and absolutely terrible.
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