Intel's Thunderbolt in 2014

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Intel has big plans for Thunderbolt in 2014 as it pushes to make the connectivity standard more competitive against USB and now, to some extent, Ethernet. According to documents obtained by VR-Zone, I...

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  2. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    Why are we still using bits to advertise speed? It is so misleading...
     
  3. SirDremor

    SirDremor Master Guru

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    Because...
    ...this is not misleading...
    ...everything is based on this...
    ...it's the only appropriate way to represent data volume\speeds...
    ...it's not hard to convert values to other units...

    This is not a riddle :)
     
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  4. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Sound good. That bit about power delivery was more interesting to me :p
     

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    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Make it fast enough for external gpu's and things get interesting.
     
  6. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Wow .. that would be really interesting for laptops!!
     
  7. TheDeeGee

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    This is just gonna end up like Firewire.
     
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    Not until all laptops start using 10Gb Ethernet connectors for sure. Thou external storage has soime speed limitations too, if you have NAS especially. And firewire was good at its time vs usb 2.0.
     
  9. chilly willy

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    I'm liking the pc-pc connection that is a great idea. should take all the guesswork out of network shares for people that have trouble with that kind of stuff. I could make a super cheap NAS box too using that. Would also be good for Devices you don't want connected to the internet too. And would elimiate the need for multiple NICs and crossover ethernet cables as well.

    As far as adoption of Thunderbolt is concerned though it might have a problem since you need an addin card or more expensive motherboards to even use it. Same problem Firewire had in the beginning. Saying that USB 3.1 with its 10GB/s transfer rates looks very exciting. mainly because it would be backwards compatible and it would be more likely to be adopted since usb is a very popular standard already.

    The future of storage is looking exciting my friends with SATA Express and USB 3.1 on the horizon. :banana:
     
  10. _Jay_

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    Wrong on most of those.

    >it isn't misleading

    Bit was introduced long ago but popularized during a period primarily for marketing purposes founded on a widespread confusion with a less-than-savvy consumer base. And capitalized on it. The same as ISPs later did. They will never stop using it because of it.

    >...everything is based on this...

    See above.

    >...it's the only appropriate way to represent data volume\speeds...

    My_opinions_are_facts.jpg

    >...it's not hard to convert values to other units...

    Nobody said it was.
    But, of course, for a consumer base that doesn't understand the difference, or is slow to catch on to the difference between bit and byte, it probably is.

    You're used to knowing the difference. So am I. But we're both irrelevant when it comes to the typical consumer base. Hence why what you're saying isn't really true now is it
     

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    This comment is so ridiculous. But while everyone uses Bit/s, Byte/s will seem strange, and you have to convert before comparing.
     
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