Apple Introduces Thunderbolt Technology02.25.11   |   Posted in: Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: Apple, Thunderbolt
Apple’s newest Macbook Pros use a introduce a connectivity technology which is a dramatic step forward from USB or Firewire. Named Thunderbolt (it was code named Light Peak) it allows multiple devices to be daisy chained to transfer data from external drives or even attach a computer monitor. At 10 Gbps, it’s twice as fast as USB 3.0, 12 times as fast as FireWire 800 and 20 times faster than USB 2.0. This translates to about 770 Megabytes per second. PCs are expected to adopt the technology down the line.