Thunderbolt peripherals, new port needs products

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The new Thunderbolt port is pretty impressive on paper, and looks to revolutionize what can be done from a single port, especially when it comes to speed of data transfers and the range of peripherals that can be used with Intel’s Thunderbolt, it excels.

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is the first device to debut this technology, and now consumers will want to know about Thunderbolt peripherals, which will take advantage of the new features found in this port.

Not all companies will reveal their plans for the new Thunderbolt port right away, but some are. MacWorld reports on a few Thunderbolt peripherals, which aim to improve in a number of ways thanks to the new technology, and that includes using up to 10Gbps of data transfer. Imagine moving a full HD movie in under half a minute.

Some brands will want to jump on the bandwagon early and take advantage of ‘Thunderbolt’; one peripheral maker called ‘Promise Technology’ has showed this already. They issued a news release for a new hardware RAID solution, named Pegasus, which will feature up to 12TB of raw storage and the raw speed of Thunderbolt technology. You can read the full release here.

You can see a teardown of the new MacBook Pro in this article, or a closer look at the Intel and Apple collaboration here. What Thunderbolt-ready peripherals are you looking forward to buying?

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