I had to recently google "thunderbolt" just to figure out what it was. After scratching my head after reading a long and complex view of its topology I realized "oh, it's like USB and FireWire".
I'm a PC guy. I don't own any device that is Thunderbolt compatible. I seriously don't think I will ever need to transfer files from an external drive at speeds greater than USB 3.0 or eSATA, I mean, if I have that many files I'd just plug it into my SATA3 port and go LOL
As it stands now, I have no use for Thunderbolt. But, the thing I wonder is, will I, in 3 to 5 years, be kicking myself in the rear when Thunderbolt is the new standard for most devices, and I am stuck with the old archaic USB 3.0, like being the poor guy who bought a Beta instead of a VCR.
Edited by Andrew, 06 December 2012 - 09:15 PM.
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