Thunderbolt was developed under the name Light Peak by the same people who brought us USB. Intel. Thunderbolt is a hardware interface that allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer. It uses the same connector as Mini DisplayPort.
It is an integration technology that fuses PCI Express with Minidisplay. The end product is the fastest connectivity humans have seen yet. The first Thunderbolt ran at 10 GBPS. Not too long ago released was Thunderbolt 2 at 20 GBPS. There’s already whispers about Thunderbolt 3 at 40 GBPS. Those are astronomical speeds considering USB 3 is a little over 80 MBPS (that’s not even one gig! TB has 10!). Firewire comes in at maybe 80 MBPS on a good day.
Brothers and sisters the truth has arrived.
No longer will you have to spend thousands to get pro quality sound or video. Thunderbolt as it reaches more and more of the market will be available to musicians of all socioeconomic back rounds.
No longer will you have to wait an hour to upload or download large files. Time is valuable. Thunderbolt provides more of that.
Thunderbolt is one of the burgeoning technologies thrusting the human race into a better future.
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