Thunderbolt inside?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Birdy1062, May 1, 2011.

  1. Birdy1062 macrumors member

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    Hi Folks,

    This might be silly question but if Thunderbolt is soooo fast why not put a hard disk with Thunderbolt inside an Imac iso "old" Sata one?

    Birdy
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    because thunderbolt is not an interface in itself, it will act as if it was sataIII - ie. no gain.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Because any current S-ATA platter based HDD (almost all nowadays) are not as fast as S-ATA 3.0Gbps (current common interface) even provides, they hardly saturate S-ATA 1.5Gbps (approx. 150MB/s) with their maximum speed of 120MB/s. SSDs are providing faster speeds, but S-ATA 3.0Gbps and 6.0Gbps is sufficient for them too.
     

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