MacMost Now 521: What Is Thunderbolt?

Take a look at Apple's new connection port, Thunderbolt. Now on all MacBook Pros, we'll soon find it on all Macs. You'll be able to use Thunderbolt to connect displays, hard drives, video equipment and other devices.

Comments: 8 Responses to “MacMost Now 521: What Is Thunderbolt?”

    Rishi
    9 years ago

    I’m glad I didn’t buy USB 3.0 External HDD :-)

    forkboy1965
    9 years ago

    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.

    Jimbo
    8 years ago

    $50 bucks less for a refurb’d iMac fm july 2009, or a new iMac with Thunderbolt? Man that was a no-brainer!

    Jimbo
    8 years ago

    meant July 2010 ^_^

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8 years ago

    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

      8 years ago

      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.

    Donald churchill
    8 years ago

    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

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