Though you’re probably hearing about it for the first time now, Intel’s been working on a new interconnection technology for the last few years. “Light Peak”, it is now called “Thunderbolt” and is a revolution of data transfer technologies.
How fast is fast? We are talking about 10 Gigabit per second transfers whether you’re uploading or downloading. So give or take say you want to copy 500 Gigabytes worth of movies and music, you don’t have to spend hours upon hours copying content, you could copy all that content in less than a minute!
The only real problems that i can see at the moment is apple’s insistence on making thunderbolt technology exclusive for a year on their own their devices, meaning you will have to wait a while longer before this technology becomes mainstream.Another problem is that this technology is going cost big bucks. I don’t think normal people that do not keep a vast amount of content will see any real value in thunderbolt.