I'd like to stimulate a discussion on connecting multiple workstations to a high-speed Thunderbolt storage device. While an external Thunderbolt storage device might only allow for a single host, the combination of daisy-chaining and Thunderbolt networking might allow for the device to be shared amongst many users at up to 20 Gb/s. In a simple setup conceive of two Thunderbolt 2 capable users connected via a Thunderbolt bridge, with a Thunderbolt 2 storage device being hosted by one of them. Should the other user be able to access the storage device through the host as a shared network volume? At what speed could it connect? How many more users could join the Thunderbolt bridge? I haven't experimented with a Thunderbolt bridge yet, and I only have two workstations I can try with, but I suspect the amount of workstations you can connect is not limited to the number of Thunderbolt devices one controller can daisy-chain (up to 6). If more than two workstations can bridge over Thunderbolt, and if each workstation acts as a host, the chain or web could connect many. Let's hear what people have tried and thought up. Can you make two Thunderbolt bridges from one host? Does it depend on how many controllers the workstation has? Maybe someone out there with multiple Thunderbolt ports can open Network Utility and tell us how many Thunderbolt network interfaces are available. What are the options for setting up a multi-user Thunderbolt network, such as a daisy-chain with a master host, a star configuration from a master host, or multiple hosts bridged together linking the networks outside of the protocol? Can a single Thunderbolt port be used for a bridge and to connect to a Thunderbolt peripheral simultaneously? Building a Thunderbolt network could be very interesting and very fast. I at least want to investigate it so I can share a Thunderbolt storage device amongst all my workstations. I could do it over ethernet but that's a huge sacrifice of speed. Thunderbolt has been great to me so far. I think it can do even more. I hope it survives against USB 3.1. I'd be impressed to see it used for high-speed networking.