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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How to daisy-chain monitors (with DisplayPort) from Thunderbolt USB Type-C ports, like the new 2016 Macbook Pro?

I know this has been asked before, but given the new Macbooks October 2016, and all these new Type-C USB/Thunderbolt ports that supposedly can do everything, I want to ask again, how is it possible to ...
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How do I tell if the cable I have is a Thunderbolt 2 or DisplayPort?

I have a cable from computer to monitor that is DisplayPort on one side, Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 2 on the other. I suspect it is a Thunderbolt 2 cable because it was able to display to my monitor ...
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How can I monitor data speeds on a Thunderbolt 3 port?

I am using a Thunderbolt 3 hub with two 4k monitors, Time Capsule, USB, and speakers, connected to it from my my MacBook Pro. This is all done with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. Is it possible to ...
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Questions about USB types and version numbers with Thunderbolt taken into account

My background:I just bought a new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports built in, and I have an old 12inch MacBook with a USB-C port. I was trying to use target disk mode with migration assistant to ...
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single USB-C to drive 2 HDMI monitors in Extended desktop mode

I have a new HP Spectre x360 laptop (15-bl152nr) with the latest 8th gen I7 processor and the following ports...1 Thunderbolt™ 3 (Data Transfer up to 40 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DP1.2,HP Sleep and ...
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Cintiq Pro 13 doesn't display on Windows 10 System

This recently launched Cintiq supposed to work with a single USB-C connection.I have a Motherboard Asus z270-AR with USB-C port, but when I connect it, the cintiq works fine as a tablet, but it ...
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Does G-Sync work through a docking station?

Assuming Thunderbolt 3 to the docking station and either Thunderbolt 3 or DisplayPort (1.2 or higher) to the display, does G-Sync pass through a docking station, or does the intermediary hardware ...
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Thunderbolt failed on XPS 13 - is it the adapter or controller?

I have an XPS 13 9350 laptop running Ubuntu 16.04LTS, which I've been using with a Dell DA200 USB-C/thunderbolt3 adapter.A couple of days ago, I had the adapter connected to an external monitor over ...
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Optimus over Thunderbolt back and forth?

GivenA Thunderbolt 3 to PCI Express box An nVidia GPU in that boxAnother nVidia GPU in the laptop (does this matter)Some way to demultiplex a DisplayPort signal from the TB3 bus (the Akitio Node ...
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System doesn't detect hot-plugged display port(through thunderbolt connector)

My external display(connected to my laptop through thunderbolt) works fine if connected before boot-up. However, once it's unplugged or disconnected by any means, xrandr won't detect the reconnected ...
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Would a Thunderbolt 3 dock/monitor be able to work on a laptop with USB Type-C DisplayPort Alt Mode

This might sound like an odd question to plug a non-tb3 laptop into a tb3 dock or monitor.I have two laptops, one with a TB3 port and one with only a type-c DisplayPort alt mode port. If I was ...
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Fastest external hard drive interface nowadays [duplicate]

I run virtual machines from an external hard drive from my Mac (internal SSD is not big enough for what I do).My question is:Which would the fastest external interface be nowadays assuming I have ...
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No video on external monitor when 2017 MacBookPro reboot

With my older MacBookPro (Mid-2014), when I reboot my laptop from the OS and then I can see the boot process followed by Login prompt. I am using a Dell monitor with HDMI port.With my "new and ...
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Mac Thunderbolt-2 to Thunderbolt-3 large file transfer - error code -36

I am trying to transfer files between 2 Macs, both running Sierra (10.12). I have enabled File Sharing on the source and successfully mounted the directory (Macintosh HD) from the client.I was able ...

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