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Thread: iMac Refresh In the Next 4-6 Weeks with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt

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    No confirmation of a new Mac Mini, or MacBook.

    Of course prices will go up, because of the new improvements in the
    technology. The improvement for better data transfer, and faster I/O process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
    Hmm, good point.

    Also off topic buy why is MMi super slow at reporting news? No article on Apple suing Amazon?? -_-
    Yeah I read that awhile ago, crazy!

    Doesn't sound like a huge refresh, just kind of catching up to the new MBP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr0undBreak1ng View Post
    No confirmation of a new Mac Mini, or MacBook.

    Of course prices will go up, because of the new improvements in the
    technology. The improvement for better data transfer, and faster I/O process.
    Apple has been pretty constant at introducing new tech to their products but keeping the price the same. Apples prices either stay the same as the last model or they come down

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    Ok. I thought they would go up, because of the new pieces
    of tech, but just looked at the iPhones and your right.
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    Does anything use thunder bolt yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
    Does anything use thunder bolt yet?
    LaCie have announced an external SSD drive that uses it. It's got 2x 250 SSD's
    LaCie Intros External Drive with Thunderbolt Connection | StorageReview.com
    The speed will still be limited by the speed of the SSD, but it will be hell of lot faster than a HDD and USB

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    Thunderbolt has 10 Gbps in High Speed I/O. That is 2x faster than USB 3.0, former fastest
    data transfer between ports and outlet which was 5 Gbps. The thunderbolt is also faster than FireWire
    which is 2.5 Gbps. USB 2.0 and Express Card aren't 1 GBps in speed they're 800 Mbps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr0undBreak1ng View Post
    Thunderbolt has 10 Gbps in High Speed I/O. That is 2x faster than USB 3.0, former fastest
    data transfer between ports and outlet which was 5 Gbps. The thunderbolt is also faster than FireWire
    which is 2.5 Gbps. USB 2.0 and Express Card aren't 1 GBps in speed they're 800 Mbps.
    Yeah we all know this
    Well USB 2.0 is 480Mbps and FireWire is 800Mbps

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    Yes. That means if USB 3.0 will be next fastest, not USB2.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr0undBreak1ng View Post
    Yes. That means if USB 3.0 will be next fastest, not USB2.0
    I still don't understand your point

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    Someone earlier in the forum stated "Thunderbolt would be the slowest, USB 2.0 would be the fastest."
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