Today, peripheral vendor Sonnet announced the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter, which will enable Thunderbolt-equipped Apple Macintosh computers to use a variety of ExpressCard peripherals. The Echo is a compact adapter about the size of an iPhone, but the price may leave some potential customers in shock when it arrives in October of 2011. You might also want to … [Read more...] about Sonnet Adds ExpressCard Support to Thunderbolt—Equipped Macs
Apple and Intel introduced the impressive new Thunderbolt interconnect last month on the MacBook Pro line, but folks like me who bought one have nothing to connect to yet. It was exciting to see the wide variety of Thunderbolt peripherals on display at the NAB show in Las Vegas last week, but none of these will ship to end-users before the middle of the summer. But evidence is … [Read more...] about Will The First Thunderbolt Peripheral Be The iMac?
Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pro laptops today, complete with "Thunderbolt", the trade name for a production packaging of Light Peak and Mini DisplayPort. After much speculation (including quite a bit by yours truly), we finally have some concrete information about Light Peak, and perhaps a peek (if you forgive the pun) into the next generation of I/O … [Read more...] about Thunderbolt = Light Peak = Mini DisplayPort + PCI Express
I am so relieved finally to be able to talk about my experience using USB 3.0 on a Mac. It's a wonderful, seamless experience that is so well-integrated you might not notice it except for the performance. At over 200 MB/s, though, it blows FireWire out of the water and is even faster than nearly any device you're likely to throw at it. CalDigit USB 3.0 PCI Express Card … [Read more...] about USB 3.0 For Mac Is Here!
Steve Jobs isn't too keen on USB 3.0, apparently, but other vendors are stepping in to fill the void. CalDigit was first with a USB 3.o driver, but it was tied to the pricey PCI Express and ExpressCards they sell. Now LaCie is out with a free driver for just about any USB 3.0 card, but it's locked to LaCie's storage products. Let's hope we get an unlocked driver soon! Now You … [Read more...] about LaCie Releases USB 3.0 Driver For Mac OS X (But It Only Works With LaCie Drives)