Thunderbolt

“Next-gen” Drobo fast incoming says CEO

“Next-gen” Drobo fast incoming says CEO

Drobo's next-generation storage arrays are "soon-to-be-announced" according to the company's CEO, with possibility of longer standard warranties among hardware and software improvements. Chief exec Tom Buiocchi revealed the fast-nearing refresh in responding to complaints about the existing Drobo, though did not confirm any specific technical information. However, Thunderbolt connectivity is almost certain to be included.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

The folks at Belkin really know hot to tease their prospective consumers - with the Thunderbolt Express Dock grabbing an update here well before its actual release. This device will compete directly with the Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Dock revealed this week and will cost $399 MSRP and will bring a host of connectivity options including three USB 3.0 ports, e-SATA port, ethernet, and FireWire 800. You'll be connecting to your Thunderbolt-laden device so hard you won't know what to do with yourself!

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Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life

This week the folks at Matrox have revealed the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for your MacBook, Ultrabook, and beyond. This device allows you to easily add a large display, a wired network, a mouse, a keyboard, and whatever else you want to your otherwise limited Thunderbolt-toting notebook. This device is made to de-clutter your life by connecting all of your devices to one aluminum-cased beast.

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ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

USB 3.0 has been trundling along quite nicely, but Thunderbolt has had a bit of a harder time finding a foothold in the market. The tech is only really used extensively on Apple’s line of MacBooks and iMacs right now, and accessories have been slow to appear. Maybe some native support on motherboards will help move things along: ASUS has announced that the P8Z77-V PREMIUM will be the first motherboard certified by Intel to include Thunderbolt.

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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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Windows Thunderbolt previewed: A mighty potent port

Windows Thunderbolt previewed: A mighty potent port

Intel's Thunderbolt connection is nearing its end as almost an Apple exclusive, with the high-speed connection set to proliferate on 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge PCs through 2012. Bundling DisplayPort and PCIe channels into a single connection, Apple has already used Thunderbolt to its advantage in its Thunderbolt Display, and now Anandtech has had some playtime with one of the first PC motherboards to natively support the tech.

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Intel: 75 new Ultrabooks in 2012 plus 10 Atom tablets

Intel: 75 new Ultrabooks in 2012 plus 10 Atom tablets

Over 75 new ultrabooks are expected in 2012 along, Intel has confirmed, along with ten OEMs designing tablets based on the latest Atom processors, as the company pushes ahead with its MacBook Air and iPad rivalry. Key to Intel's IDF Beijing 2012 conference is power consumption - or, more accurately, how it's dropping - with chips for phones, tablets and notebooks all expected to slash their energy additions and boost both runtime and standby. Meanwhile, there are significant graphics improvements also on the cards.

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LaCie shipping eSATA hub for Thunderbolt glory

LaCie shipping eSATA hub for Thunderbolt glory

Last year we were introduced to the fabulous implementation of the technology Apple now calls Thunderbolt - now the fantastic speed and high-quality video transfer can be yours on legacy devices with LaCie's new eSATA Hub. What you'll be doing with this hub is connecting your Thunderbolt-port-having Apple device to the hub with a Thunderbolt cable (sold separately) and the hub then out to your eSATA drives for the full speed that they'll newly be capable of. Sounds like magic to me!

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Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo: $599 for 4TB

Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo: $599 for 4TB

Those Thunderbolt accessories that have been desperately missing are finally starting to see the light of day. Western Digital today announced a new product in the MyBook line, the Thunderbolt Duo. Why Duo? The unit features two hard drives that you can utilize in different ways. Either you can the RAID 0 mode and get the maximum capacity and speed out of both disks, or use RAID 1 to mirror the contents of one disk to the other for backup purposes.

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