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Submitted by newsguy 827d ago | article

Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0

Maximum PC: Intel’s Thunderbolt has arrived on the PC after being exclusive to the Macintosh platform for more than a year. With its promise of 10Gb/s‑per‑channel throughput, what self-respecting power user wouldn’t opt for a Thunderbolt-based external backup solution? Well, before you get too excited, let’s compare T-bolt point-by-point with its natural competitor, USB 3.0. After all, there’s more to a technology than pure performance, as we found out. (Hi-tech, Industry, Intel, Intel Thunderbolt, PC, PC hardware, USB 3.0)

justinbkerr  +   827d ago
Thunderbolt will never catch on. It will be as mainstream as ESATA.
kingPoS  +   826d ago
Funny thing about the esata. My kid brother's laptop has an esata/usb port, but he doesn't know what it for. lol

Apple will probably have just as hard a time if not more so because of how entrenched the usb platform is.
mpctips  +   827d ago
Schedule a rematch for 12 months from now and let's see how the two standards shake out.
CraigandDayDay  +   827d ago
The obvious advantage USB 3.0 has is that all previous USB standards (1 and 2.0) work with it. Thunderbolt is has a hard way to go. And this is coming from a 2011 MacBook Pro owner (the first MacBook with Thunderbolt). I've not used it one time. lol
hard joe  +   826d ago
usb ftw
what's thunderbolt?
Kennytaur  +   826d ago
My ThinkPad, which I bought this summer, has both USB 3 and Thunderbolt.

It's been so funny seeing the Mac-fanboys in shock at me grabbing a thunderbolt cable ("no no, that plug is only for Macs") and then plugging it in.

But USB is best, if only due to backwards compability.
ianblake  +   826d ago
this is going to be worst than the firewire

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