Lightpeak's possibilities

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

  1. profoshow macrumors member

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    I have read up on light peak technology, and I have watched some videos on how fast it is. My question is what will it be compatible with. Example, I have an hd Sony handycam will I be able to down load video files to my mbp at 10 g/s? If some of you tech savy guys could explain where light peak will be used I would be very thankful.

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  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    No, you need devices designed for light peak to get light peak speeds.
     
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    Once newer hardware comes out that is compatible with lightpeak, yes you should theoretically be able download at 10 GB/s. However, that depends on how fast your hard drive can also write. Currently, SATA, the hard drive connection, has a max of 6 GB/s.
     
  6. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    No it doesn't suck. Your HD camcorder was never designed for LP so it's no surprise that it will not work at 10Gb/s. What would suck is if it works slower than on the interface it was originally designed to use, example: FW800 via LP is significantly slower than FW800 itself. I'm guessing that your camcorder doesn't transfer at anything remotely near 10Gb/s so I don't think you have much to worry about.

    At this point the only consumer application of 10Gb/s would be mutiple SSDs in RAID.
     

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