Optical cables of Thunderbolt in length to 30 meters already in mass production
Apple of one of the first started to advance the Thunderbolt interface, but he still did not receive a wide circulation. After all, the number of the compatible periphery grows, and the interface develops. For example, Intel officially certificated optical cables of Thunderbolt from Sumitomo Electric Industries. In this case focus on a word "optical". I will remind that cables available now for this interface use the copper conductor that imposes a number of restrictions. Of them at present it will turn out to get rid of some.
And it is concrete, the big length of an optical cable of Thunderbolt makes 30 meters against 3 meters at analog with the steel conductor. In sockets of distinctions practically is not present, though at the decision from Sumitomo Electric Industries the demountable module is slightly longer than the ordinary. The most important that the current generation of Apple Mac computers compatibly to optical cables of Thunderbolt.
The high speed of data exchange through the optical conductor makes 10 Gbit / with that is comparable to the copper conductor. Though, when twisting an optical cable in a ball or its bending on a corner to 180 ° capacity can decrease a little.
The unique minus that the novelty does not contain a contour for a food of the attached devices. The external power supply is necessary to them. It is a question of 2,5-inch external stores, flash-drayvakh and other malekhanky periphery. Hardly for such devices it will be necessary a 30-meter optical cable. The sphere of introduction of a novelty — is the companies, data-processing centers and other organizations where it can be necessary to connect remote storage of data on the high-speed interface. While data about the prices and the range of cables from Sumitomo Electric Industries are not present. [Mac Rumors]