Thunderbolt Might Transfer to Windows by May

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Ultra-fast, Apple-only Thunderbolt technology is about to get a little less exclusive. According to CNet reports, LaCie plans to unveil PC compatibility for the 10gb/s Thunderbolt during the upcoming NAB 2012 trade show.


Reportedly, LaCie will debut PC-compatible versions of the Little Big Disk SSD and the 2big Thunderbolt mass storage devices. LaCie has recently helped to create the Thunderbolt Standard, which governs devices' interactions with the cables, which "can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds," according to Intel. Intel has reportedly already begun shipping its latest iteration of Thunderbolt controllers and is planning to roll out Cactus Ridge, a Windows-compatible Thunderbolt chip, when Ivy Bridge debuts in two weeks. [CNet - Extreme Tech]


Keeping thunderbolt Mac only for over a year was so stupid of Apple. Other manufacturers weren't allowed to use that technology so apple basically rendered my macbook pro's new "super port" useless.

I want a dock like thing that allows me to connect my monitor(s), external graphics card and usb hubs to my macbook with one plug. But NOOOOO Apple is a little dumb bitch.