Tuesday, May 03, 2011

5 Reasons why Thunderbolt is a big deal

Darrell Etherington wrote for GigaOM:
 
"Apple proved today that it is firmly behind Thunderbolt as a standard for the future of Mac computing," 
 
"It put not one, but two of the new high-speed I/O ports on the new 27-inch iMac, as if to firmly reinforce the point."

Some are hailing it as the FireWire replacement, but here are five reasons why Thunderbolt is actually a much bigger deal than that:

1. It Will Change How We Think About External Storage (Thunderbolt will make external storage as fast as internal storage, so that you can expand your machine's potential storage capacity almost infinitely without making any performance sacrifices.)
2. It Will Allow for Everything HD All the Time
3. It Will Extend Beyond Macs (Think iOS devices)
4. It Will End Your Connectivity Limitations
5. It Will Only Get Better With Time

The full article here.

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