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GIGABYTE Launches World's First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

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Well I see some motherboard makes are working on it but this thunderbolt tech wont matter until we see peripherals made to work with it
It must be on motherboards first before the peripherals. No one is going to make a thunderbolt peripheral without it being able to be used first.
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because not everyone uses just one hard drive. i have 14 on my desktop, most external.

at least you're making a valid argument, but your SAS argument falls apart in one area only - availability. you need SAS controllers and drives. this will be available on mid range netbooks, let alone desktops and servers.
It may not be a knockout, but at least it's more of a fight than anyone at Intel put up. That huge layoff a few years back probably scared them all into becoming "Yes Men" and no one challenged the plan with a better one.

Plus, SAS is just one example. On the other end of the spectrum there is USB 3.0 and eSATA. Decent availability on motherboards especially if you consider how easy it is to add a bracket and use SATA externally. TB is trying to squeeze somewhere in the middle, but I think it overlaps too much to get a good solid wedge going.


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It must be on motherboards first before the peripherals. No one is going to make a thunderbolt peripheral without it being able to be used first.
Well so far I haven't seen any devices announced to be released hat claim to be ready 4 it
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Surely this is leading to a situation where you have a modular architecture where every block connects to every other block via a common, fast optical bus so rather than having everything in one big PC you have a NAS storage block, a local SSD block, a GPU block and processor block. Ideally all made in a standard cube format so they can be stacked together as needed. For now it's a gimmick that board manufacturers can tack onto an otherwise bland product in a crowded market.
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CAT7 can be run at longer lengths than CAT6 at those kinds of speeds.
No, it cannot. Max reliable distance is for both 100m. Difference is that Cat7 cables has shielding for ALL internal cables and extra shielding for exterior carcase.
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Well so far I haven't seen any devices announced to be released hat claim to be ready 4 it
Actually there are many devices already released and you can go buy, the majority of which will be at your local mac store as apple has been using this for a while.


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PC is limping it in, but the ultimate design from the original (lightpeak)thunderbolt= pcie 3.0/display port.
Display port is royalty free vespa, and adds option of daisy chaining.
It taps into the PCIE lane for the bandwidth. Lets see if there are devices that jump onboard... or if this is the beta of our gen.