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Thunderbolt cables get cheaper

January 9, 2013, 20:30 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/2024550/thunderbol...

Apple is adding variety and subtracting cost from its Thunderbolt cable lineup. As first reported Wednesday by 9to5Mac, Apple has reduced the cost of its 2-meter Thunderbolt cable—first introduced in June 2011—from $49 to $39. Additionally, the company has unveiled a new, shorter, half-meter model, which costs $29.

#thunderbolt#apple#cables#shorter#half-meter#model
LaCie announces 5big Thunderbolt series

January 7, 2013, 09:17 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/06/lacie-5big-thun...

If LaCie's 2big Thunderbolt isn't quite large enough to handle your storage needs, a solution is on the way. At CES, the outfit has revealed the robust 5big Thunderbolt series that can handle five hot-swappable drives (as the moniker suggests) while offering up to 20TB capacity with advertised speeds capable of notching 785MB/sec (we witnessed 750MB/sec with our own peepers) -- when appropriately configured.

#thunderbolt#raid#lacie#20tb#das
LaCie Debuts 20TB 5big Thunderbolt RAID DAS

January 7, 2013, 09:10 AM

http://www.storagereview.com/lacie_debuts_20tb_5bi...

LaCie has announced the 5big Thunderbolt Series, a new addition to the 5big family of 5-bay RAID solutions. Configured with five hot-swappable 7,200RPM, 64MB cache HDDs in RAID 0, the new series leverages Thunderbolt to connectivity reach transfer speeds of up to 785MB/s, with a maximum capacity of 20TB.

#thunderbolt#raid#lacie#20tb#das
Corning unveils 100-ft optical Thunderbolt cables

January 4, 2013, 08:07 AM

http://9to5mac.com/2013/01/03/corning-and-sumitomo...

Ahead of CES 2013 taking place in Las Vegas next week, Corning has unveiled a new optical Thunderbolt cable for folks who need extra long-reaching Thunderbolt access (perhaps to storage closets or for dummy terminals).

#thunderbolt
USB3.0 Vs. Thunderbolt

December 20, 2012, 08:15 AM

http://www.larryjordan.biz/app_bin/wordpress/archi...

I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently on USB 3 vs. Thunderbolt, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned. (By the way, I updated this to provide clarity on USB 3 speeds.)

#thunderbolt#usb3
Matrox DS1 docking station shipping

December 17, 2012, 15:55 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/12/17/matrox-ds1-thunderb...

Just in time for the holidays, Matrox is shipping the US$249 DS1 Thunderbolt docking station to happy Mac users. Unfortunately, you might not be able to get one to put under the Christmas tree, since most large online retailers (Amazon, MacMall, CDW, B&H Photo) are not showing availability. OWC currently shows a 4-day shipping wait time.

#thunderbolt#matrox#ds1#docking
Review: USD249 Matrox DS1

December 13, 2012, 22:57 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2012/12/13/review-249-matrox-ds...

If you aren’t quite ready to buy a somewhat-outdated USD930 Thunderbolt display, your Thunderbolt MacBook docking station options are pretty thin. Or they were pretty thin. Matrox began shipping their USD249 DS1 Thunderbolt Docking stations today that were announced way back in June and were originally scheduled for September.

#thunderbolt#matrox#ds1
LaCie d2 upgrade

December 4, 2012, 13:23 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/04/lacie-d2-upgrad...

We have Thunderbolt drives, and we have USB 3.0 drives. They've usually had to remain separate on full-size drives, however, which could make a refresh of LaCie's d2 something of a milestone -- it's purportedly the first desktop external drive with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces (as well as the matching cables) in the same box.

#thunderbolt#drive#usb#lacie#d2
LaCie refreshes the d2, with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0

December 4, 2012, 13:22 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2012/12/04/lacie-refreshes-its-...

LaCie announced today that it is releasing a refreshed version of its best-selling hard drive with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity. Known as the LaCie d2 USB 3 Thunderbolt series, LaCie is offering a 3TB model for USD299.95 and latest 4TB 7200rpm hard drive option for USD399.95.

#thunderbolt#usb 3#d2
Review: LaCie Rugged USB3 Thunderbolt Series

November 27, 2012, 15:05 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/2015519/review-lac...

The Rugged USB3 Thunderbolt drive comes formatted HFS+ and includes both the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables, so it’s ready to use as soon as you open the box. It’s also bus powered, and since it boasts both USB and Thunderbolt, users can work with it on any Mac. The drive comes with a 120GB (USD200) or 256GB (USD350) solid-state drive, or with a 1TB hard drive ($250), and is backed by LaCie's 2-year warranty.

#thunderbolt#lacie#rugged#usb3

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