Thunderbolt is a bus interface (like USB) developed by Intel and Apple that is capable of high transfer speeds and daisy-chaining. It is based off of the PCI Express and MiniDisplayPort technologies.

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Speed comparison between USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, Firewire and Thunderbolt

Which external connection has the highest data throughput with respect to the headers used? I would appreciate a slowest to fastest list including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, eSATA ...
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Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac, and vice-versa?

Does anyone know if a monitor equipped with a DisplayPort (e.g. the Dell U2311h LCD screen) can be connected to the Thunderbolt port on a Mac?I want to connect two of these LCDs (one via Thunderbolt,...
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Does Thunderbolt speed provide a benefit over USB 3.0 for an external hard disk?

Numbers imply that Thunderbolt is faster than USB 3.0. But, is there any external hard drive that can really reach this speed?
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Is there a difference between “Thunderbolt” and “Mini DisplayPort” cables?

TB-to-TB cables seems to be more expensive than mDP-to-mDP cables.Is there any actual difference besides the branding?This is for use in connecting a MacBook Pro to a dock with multiple ports (USB ...
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What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?

The new MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. I don't know how the GPU is connected to the monitor, but a more important question for me is: if there were standalone Retina displays, ...
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External ThunderBolt 3 SSD drive not recognized on Ubuntu 17.10 running on Macbook Pro A1706

So I've installed Ubuntu 17.10 on an external SSD and had it boot on my MacBook Pro A1706 (late 2016), works like a charm (installed the keyboard/touchbar module).I have an external ThunderBolt 3 (...
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Combining multiple cables to increase current? (laptop charger)

I'm looking to use a simple USB power bank as a portable charger for my laptop (just to get a little extra boost if the battery starts running low at an inopportune time).My plan is to use something ...
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Why is Thunderbolt 3 on copper wire faster than USB 3.1?

As I understand it, Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 use the exact same USB-C connectors. I am aware that Thunderbolt 3 is approximately quadruple the speed of USB 3.1. I had assumed that it was because TB ...
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PCIE to USB/Thunderbolt for Graphics Card

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with 8GB RAM and i5 processor and wanted to get better graphics performance out of it. I saw a couple of companies that have already made eGPU housings (such as Akitio),...
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Macbook pro 15" dual external display [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:Is it possible to connect a MacBook to two monitors? How can I connect two external DVI displays to a 2011 15" MacBook Pro?
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Is it possible (and how) to connect a Belkin thunderbolt docking station to a Dell XPS 15 (with usb-c thunderbolt)?

I have the Belkin (thunderbolt) Docking station (http://www.belkin.com/us/F4U085/p/P-F4U085/) and I'd like to connect it to a Dell XPS 15" with a thunderbolt port in USB-C format.Is it possible to ...