Thunderbolt Port

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jji7skyline, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. jji7skyline macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2011
    I have only one on my iMac

    Am I right in thinking that this port is native to Macs and that Apple made it?

    I'm thinking of using it for a external HDD because of its speed.

    Any other uses?

    I haven't seen any products yet with Thunderbolt capabilities

    Also, is there an adaptor so that I can have more than one thunderbolt port like I can do with USB ports?
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Thunderbolt works by daisy chaining.

    As far as I know, you would plug a monitor into your Mac, then if you choose you can plug a monitor or hard drive into that monitor and so on.

    Thunderbolt is designed by Intel and will be in other computers some time this year. Products that use Thunderbolt are rolling out currently.

    Apple's display has a Thunderbolt cable and port for daisy-chaining.
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    Its is not native to Mac.
    Intel developed it with apple and TB products will release later this year. However they are professional grade products and priced accordingly.
  4. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    No, Intel made the port and Apple was the first to introduce it.

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