Peripherals c Thunderbolt-interface: growth or stagnation?




Peripherals c Thunderbolt-interface: growth or stagnation?





Today the specific topic of conversation as the devices themselves c interface support Thunderbolt . Fast, convenient, but expensive: showing interest mostly professionals. Most average users ignore a small hole in its connector Thunderbolt Mac – the most that lacks imagination – monitor connection. Be available on the new Mac Pro, whether his appearance expect an increase in demand for Thunderbolt-compatible devices, and as a result, increase their inventory listing buyers?

It is known that the new Mac Pro was conceived as a kind of basis for the modular design – six (!) Thunderbolt 2 connectors on the rear panel to confirm this.

6 Thunderbolt in Mac Pro

If you take into account the fact that Mac Pro itself is not cheap, the target audience is far from ordinary users (it can be seen in most design or music studio, workplace application developer, but does on the table full-time students), it becomes clear that peripherals for use with it, too, from the specific discharge. Sound Processors, cverhbystrye drives, including support for RAID, station expansion for PCI-cards, professional monitors – it’s all there and sold, but buying such a device lighten your wallet at least ten one hundred dollar bills.

Thunderbolt devices

It is believed that the demand for new Mac Pro will be the driver issue with the increase in production and the emergence of new, more accessible peripheral devices that support this type of communication protocol. Although there are opposing views, for example, here is the opinion of Martin Dee, resource analyst Macperformanceguide:

Unlike developing platform Intel c processors Xeon, issues relating Thunderbolt , seem sore spot for Apple in the past two years. Seems to Apple really believe in the possible development of a modular design of its computers in the future.

This idea could be justified if supported by market makers plenty of available devices. In fact, this is not happening.

Meanwhile, the number chose a device Thunderbolt fell twice, and although there is an offer and it looks like a phantom. Risk of getting another “empty” technology, which believed Apple, very large.

These words were uttered in June, since then, much has changed – there Mac Pro in 2013, its sales have just begun. After some time, based on data on the number of workstations sold, “produced in the U.S.,” it will be possible to assert something and predict. Including estimate demand for peripherals to Thunderbolt. Although there were already some positive trends: PC users stopped giggling and pointing fingers towards doroguschego dustbin logo Apple. In general, with the advent of Mac Pro in 2013 with the idea of ​​a relatively inexpensive expandable workstation for professionals do not look so much incredible and unprofitable. Hopefully the consciousness of the producers Thunderbolt-compatible devices, hoping that they will turn sights on this technology and by expanding the number of devices make them a little more accessible and geared not only for professional use.


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