Thunderbolt cable is the first of its kind that release by Apple that supports Intel‘s fastest Thunderbolt processors at 10Gbps speed that allow you to copy a full length HD movie in less than 30 seconds, or backing up 1 year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes!
The idea is to provide more flexibility to computer users in near future, using a single cable for connecting a PC to multiple devices. Thunderbolt processors work on data streams in both directions, at the same time, so users get the benefit of full bandwidth in both directions, over a single cable. With the two independent channels, a full 10 Gbps of bandwidth can be provided for the first device, as well as additional downstream devices.
If you are not familiar with the Thunderbolt name, you might have once heard about Intel Light Peak project, which brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple. Thunderbolt technology is a new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility.