Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:55 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Apple Newly published results show Apple's newly adopted Thunderbolt technology blows FireWire 800 out of the water with data transfer speeds to an external RAID system at 700MB/s.
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RE[2]: Where's eSATA?
by kefkathecruel on Fri 1st Jul 2011 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Where's eSATA?"
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1. Please do note that Intel is the designer of the Thunderbolt technology. So much for Apple reinventing the wheel.

2. Thunderbolt is far faster than USB 3.0 and other competing technologies.

3. Again it isn't Apple's solution but rather comes from Intel. Apple is merely an early adopter. Firewire was adopted by dozens of corporations whose CEOs are responsible for managing in one year more money than you will ever see in your life.

4. Apple moved to embrace industry standards with the CHRP platform in the mid 90s and has been evolving toward more standard hardware ever since. On the matter of compatibility I can legally run Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and pretty much any other operating system on my MacBook. I can run Windows apps side by side with KDE and MS Office for Mac. Can you say the same for your Dell laptop?

Fail troll is fail.

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