Super-fast Thunderbolt connectivity coming for Windows OS

Windows users, take heart: The super-fast connectivity known as Thunderbolt, previously only available on Macs, is now blasting its way into the Windows world.

What’s the big deal? You can connect devices such as monitors and hard drives, daisychaining up to seven of them together. The best part: blazing speed, rocketing data around your system twice as quickly as USB 3.0, which is already whole lot faster than the garden-variety USB 2.0 we’ve been using for the past few years.

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Now, the first motherboards for Windows featuring the Thunderbolt interface are hitting the streets, but they’re not quite ready for prime time yet. Thunderbolt is working on Windows, but it doesn’t quite have all its features yet, including the ability to hot-swap Thunderbolt devices without needing to reboot.

But Intel says there will soon be Windows drivers for certified Thunderbolt devices, opening up the floodgates for the blistering speed that will be so welcome to the desktops of those who move tremendous amounts of data.

Macs are already basking in Thunderbolt’s increased speed, with a line of Apple monitors already available, and a multitude of third-party external hard disks as well. Now, Windows aficionados, it’s your turn. Windows users, have you been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Thunderbolt?

Source:mashable

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