Intel has officially introduced its new high-speed Thunderbolt technology. The Thunderbolt technology provides data transfer rates up to 10Gbps. It has been first introduced into the Apple macbook. Wondering about speeds?
USB 2 = 480Mbps (half duplex)
USB 3 = 5Gbps (full duplex)
Firewire 800 = 800Mbps (full duplex)
eSata = 3Gbps (full duplex)
Thunderbolt = 10Gbps per channel, bi directional (two channels per port)
Very exciting news!