The feature is available now through OS X Mavericks
Intel can release cables based on silicon photonics to succeed Thunderbolt, but faster throughput is not needed, the company says
Other World Computing starts selling a 30-meter optical cable for $899, and Corning shows a 61-meter cable
There was a lot of great new products on display at this year's Intel Developer Forum, including powerful new CPUs, power-sipping SoCs, and PCs in brand-new form factors.
The Mac Pro won't arrive until later this year, but storage maker Promise Technology will have Thunderbolt 2 products ready when the new desktop ships.
You think USB 3.0's 5Gbps transfer speeds are fast? Thunderbolt 2 is FOUR TIMES FASTER.
Single disk drive shipments continue to surpass all other storage devices, such as RAIDed NAS systems, for personal data storage, while shipments of hardware with the Thunderbolt interface surged in the past year.
Thunderbolt may be the better technology, but that doesn't matter if nobody can afford it.
Intel is showing off what it called the "world's fastest thumb drive," which uses Thunderbolt technology to provide breakthrough data transfer speeds compared to flash drives that plug into USB ports.