Seagate has decided to abandon support for Thunderbolt




A well-known manufacturer of computer peripherals Seagate Technology announced the refusal to support Thunderbolt. The company will no longer offer drives can be connected via high-speed data interface.


Interface Thunderbolt, which promotes the company Apple, it is possible and not widespread. Initially, his advantage was very high data transfer rate compared to USB 2.0, and the ability to transmit a video signal. But the speed of USB 3.0, and especially USB 3.1, is already quite enough to compete with the Thunderbolt, and the fall of the connector USB Type-C has been added to support DisplayPort.

Seagate has decided to discontinue production of data storage devices with Thunderbolt. All new models will be equipped with USB 3.0 ports and wireless interfaces.

At the same time retains the Seagate Thunderbolt devices in the model number of LaCie, which it acquired in 2012. Last this week announced the availability of high-speed interface for Windows. External Hard Drives LaCie Thunderbolt 2 family: 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2, 5big Thunderbolt 2, 2big Thunderbolt 2 and d2 Thunderbolt 2 is now officially compatible with Windows 7, and 8.

“Interface Thunderbolt 2 provides users with packet Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects required speed and ease when working on projects with detailed 4K and more. Given that more than half of these users work with PC, we warmly welcome the efforts of LaCie, aimed at ensuring the availability of Thunderbolt 2 for Windows », – commented the decision of the representative of Adobe Systems.

Despite the rejection of the standard Seagate PC market with Thunderbolt interface continues to expand. LaCie offers a fairly wide range of certified products for PC and Mac. In addition to the drive LaCie Thunderbolt 2 offers secure storage Rugged Thunderbolt, as well as desktop products Thunderbolt first generation.

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