Light Peak Compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by presdaddy, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. presdaddy macrumors newbie

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    Am I right in thinking that Light Peak is backwards compatible with FireWire and USB? Does that mean removing FireWire is a non-issue? And we could buy Light Peak to FireWire adapters?
     
  2. Scippy macrumors regular

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    From what I understand, you're completely right. However, the issue with adapters is that they can be a pain to have to carry around.
     
  3. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Yes.
    Theoretically on the new MacBooks, if we see Light peak implemented, they could do away with USB and FireWire, and just have 3 or so LightPeak ports.
    LightPeak just works with USB, and if I remember correctly FireWire 400 & 800 need an adapter.
    Although, as the previous poster mentioned, are you willing to carry around 2 adapters everywhere you go?
     
  4. oakie macrumors 6502

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    i think we're all going to have to wait to see what the standard brings as the tech demo from last year was using modified USB ports, and at that time, they specifically stated that the port design was not finalized.
     
  5. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    is light peak compatible with USB 3? or just 2?
     

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