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Monday, June 17, 2013

Thunderbolt™ Express Dock

Thunderbolt™ moves data on two bidirectional 10Gbps channels, which means that it’s 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800. The Thunderbolt™ Cable ($39) does the actual magic, and this dock allows for you to use “a single connection to create high-speed, reliable transfers between your laptop and up to eight other devices, including FireWire, Ethernet, USB, and daisy chaining multiple Thunderbolt™ devices.” The Thunderbolt(tm) and Mini DisplayPort(tm) connectors look identical, but there is a difference. Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect your laptop to a monitor with Mini DisplayPort, but does not transfer data. Thunderbolt(tm) is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort, but adds blazing fast 10Gbps speeds, for connecting additional devices, such as hard drives, and another monitor or HDTV. Thunderbolt™ Express Dock