The fastest connection to your PC1
Transforming high-speed, dual-protocol I/O with unmatched performance and bi-directional speed, Thunderbolt™ technology provides flexibility and simplicity for innovative, thin system designs like laptops and Ultrabooks™.
Connect your PC to multiple devices and transfer data at 10Gbps speed, making it easy to do and see what you want, when you want. Supporting data transfers with PCI Express* and video transfers with DisplayPort* while daisy chaining up to six devices, Thunderbolt™ technology delivers new levels of flexibility for high-performance expansion and media creation.
Thunderbolt technology connects to high-performance peripherals like graphics adapters, video and audio editors, and storage devices, and combines bi-directional data and video I/O performance for rapidly creating and sharing content. Transfer an HD quality movie in less than a minute2, back up one year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes3, and easily synchronize content between devices for revolutionary performance and productivity.
1. As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire*. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/thunderbolt/thunderbolt-technology-developer.html.
2. Typical full length 1080p HD movie file size of 10-20 GB; high speed storage required to achieve full transfer speeds.
3. Based upon MP3 encoding at 196 kbps; high speed storage required to achieve full transfer speeds.