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MacMost Now 521: What Is Thunderbolt?
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No. Thunderbolt is a direct line into the main bus. It is like adding a "card" to a Mac Pro. So it isn't as easy as adding a port, it requires compatibility with the entire motherboard. The only way to get Thunderbolt is to buy a new Mac with Thunderbolt.
Gary how are you have a question I'm planning on buying a new Mac Pro server would you happen to know when they are planning on upgrading with thunderbolt and no last couple computers that I purchased after one months they came out with a new and trying not to let that happen again is there anyway to find out when the long-overdue Mac server or Mac Pro tower is going to be upgraded please let me know thank you very much don by the way I love your videos they've already help me a lot I wish you did something with the server software it would be cool thanks a lot again
The server already has Thunderbolt. That happened a while ago:
As for a Mac Pro with Thunderbolt, that is anybody's guess.
I'm glad I didn't buy USB 3.0 External HDD :-)
I just bought my first Apple laptop (the Spring 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro) and while Thunderbolt wasn't on my radar I am impressed by what you have put here. I hope jumping onto the band wagon early means I might be an early adopter for anything cool that comes along taking advantage of Thunderbolt.
$50 bucks less for a refurb'd iMac fm july 2009, or a new iMac with Thunderbolt? Man that was a no-brainer!
meant July 2010 ^_^
I did what Rishi says I bought the Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB hard drive. Its got USB3.0 but the iMac has only got the USB2.0 ports. This is just a shot in the dark, is there any way that they would fit a Thunderbolt port on the Snow Leopard System. Gary