Originally Posted by FordGT90Concept
PCI Express is meant for data transfer distances of 1 foot or less. It also rapidly consumes IRQs. The reason USB and Thunderbolt exists is to allow data transfer over the distance of yards, not feet, and also reduce the load on internal components of the computer by making each hub handle some of the load. I can't see a PCI Express "cable" working very well for these reasons.
Yeah I always have my machine 40 feet from the device I am using. wait a minute, I don't.
I only see one real good application for thunderbolt. High resolution cameras streaming to the pc for video capture.