Thunderbolt technology was designed with professional audio and video applications in mind and G-Tech, which is known for making reliable hard drives aimed at the A/V and pro Mac communities, is incorporating the new interface into its RAID offerings in the near future.
Here at Polyline, we’ve started the count-down by creating a G-Tech Thunderbolt waiting list. Sign up here and we’ll notify you when the G-Tech drives with Thunderbolt interface becomes available. And, if you sign up by Sept. 30, 2011, we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a 4TB G-Raid Hard Drive ($449 value).
Thunderbolt technology features:
- Dual-channel 10Gbps per port
- Dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
- Compatible with existing DisplayPort Devices
- Daisy-chained devices
- Electrical or Optical cables
- Low Latency with highly accurate time synchronization
- Uses native protocol software drivers
- Power over cable for bus-powered devices
The 10Gbps performance means that it is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire800.
Intel's Thunderbolt controllers interconnect a PC and other devices, transmitting and receiving packetized traffic for both PCIe and DisplayPort protocols. Thunderbolt technology works on data streams in both directions, at the same time, so users get the benefit of full bandwidth in both directions, over a single cable. With the two independent channels, a full 10 Gbps of bandwidth can be provided for the first device, as well as additional downstream devices.
And all Thunderbolt devices share a common connector, allowing users to daisy chain devices one after another with interoperable cables.
Remember, sign up here to join our Thunderbolt waiting list and you’ll be entered in a drawing for G-Tech’s current 4TB G-Raid Hard Drive ($449 value).