Thunderbolt flash drive

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  1. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    So, with Thunderbolt replacing USB, imagine a Thunderbolt flash drive??

    Sweet. :D
     
  2. s4mmy macrumors newbie

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    Would settle for anything thunderbolt... atm i have a port i cant do anything with. :(
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    As most, cheaper USB flash memory thumb drives don't even have transfer speeds above 30MB/s (or even 20MB/s), and USB can easily reach more than 30MB/s, a TB flash memory thumb drive would have to use much better, and more expensive, flash memory to get better speeds.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "So, with Thunderbolt replacing USB, imagine a Thunderbolt flash drive??"

    Thunderbolt (LightPeek) is NOT "replacing" USB.

    Where did you get that idea?
     
  5. 8CoreWhore thread starter macrumors 68020

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  6. dano812 macrumors newbie

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    Which manufactuer may dev a TB flash drive or card reader?

    Howdy, my new MBP will arrive Wed and I am wondering if there are any manufacturers you think might be the 1st to release a TB flash drive.. or even better for me, a TB card reader. I am a HDSLR videographer and when I fill a 16GB card at a shoot it takes upwards to 20min to transfer it to my laptop. A TB card reader would be ideal for me.

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  7. systole macrumors member

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    enclosure

    How about a PCI-Express external enclosure while where dreaming?

    Dan, as the technology was just announced, I wouldn't expect to see any mainstream devices till Q3-Q4 this year, when Segate and WD come to market with their solutions. In my opinion, IF thunderbolt takes off, you might see other devices sometime next year.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    That is a transfer rate of 13MB/s, something USB 2.0 can achieve without problems. The bottleneck is your flash memory card and its native read speed. If you want faster transfers, get a faster flash memory card, they do exist for CF and SDHC/SDXC card types.
     
  9. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    I would like a thunderbolt or firewire flash drive. Both are faster than USB 2.0 and those aren't used on any of my computers. I think I see a spider web forming in it. :rolleyes:
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    A Thunderbolt flash drive with a Thunderbolt port on the back end would be pretty neat.
     
  11. potatis macrumors 6502a

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    The question is rather when the first thunderbolt mug warmer and other necessary peripherals will arrive?
     
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  13. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "Any new developments?"

    I wouldn't expect many, insofar as T-bolt flash drives are concerned.

    USB3 will be "fast enough" for 98% of the users out there. The cost of producing a T-bolt flashdrive will probably be 3-4 times that of an equivalent-capacity USB3 drive.

    We might see one or two "niche" high-end T-bolt flashdrives for that 2%, but don't hold your breath....
     
  14. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i personally can't wait for a thunderbolt keyboard, imagine how fast i'll be able to type. :cool:
     
  15. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I ended up ordering a Patriot Supersonic Magnum USB 3.0 64GB flash drive. I hope it's worth the price :p
     
  16. getthesand0ut macrumors newbie

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    That is an amazing flash drive. I have the 32gig model. I have not found anything faster.
     
  17. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Glad to hear that. Just have to wait for it and my MBA to arrive now.
     
  18. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Hey Apple! Where is your Thunderbolt to 56k modem adapter?
     
  19. theSeb macrumors 604

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    The Kingston HyperX is pretty fast. How does it compare?
     
  20. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    It has been nearly a year now is there anything that supports this port
     
  21. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Is that a question or a statement? Usually we use punctuation to know....

    With Windows machines just now getting Thunderbolt ports, expect to start seeing more and more devices. Right now Thunderbolt is limited to a handful of hard drive enclosures and the Apple Thunderbolt Display. There are two docks set to release in early fall. Slowly but surely the major plays are getting on board (i.e. Western Digital, Seagate, Belkin, etc). It's now just a matter of time.
     
  22. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, there are many things that support this port.
     

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