We've been asking for more Thunderbolt devices and it looks like we're seeing the first examples of that today at IDF. Check out the gallery below for a bunch of new storage and expansion devices that use Thunderbolt.

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  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    The Magma box is almost the size of a micro-ATX tower! Now we only need availability and pricing info.
  • name99 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Well those are a whole lot of non-interesting.

    Does ANYONE provide the Thunderbolt peripheral that would actually be useful to more than a tiny minority --- TB to maybe 3 USB3 ports, or 2 USB3 ports and an eSATA port? Heck, throw in a gigE port (they're cheap) as well for MBAs without gigE.

    I don't understand what is going on here. It is obvious that this is the peripheral people want, and yet the brand makers refuse to provide it. I expect in six months Chinese brands like Kingwin WILL be providing this sort of thing for $30, and the name brands will be crying about how difficult it is to compete with China.
  • jeremyshaw - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link


    Well, maybe external GPU for laptops, but that's all I can think of as potential uses :p
  • darwinosx - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Too bad you don't know anything about Thunderbolt. You wouldn't sound so stupid.
  • name99 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Problem solved. Belkin has stepped up with a (horribly styled) hub that does pretty much exactly what I want. Nice works guys.
  • darwinosx - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    You assume this small selection of devices is all there is? The sort of devices you are talking about have been announced by Sonnet and Belkin among others.
  • soliozuz - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    LMAO....I might have to agree with this entirely only because I've seen it happen many times before.
  • Billy123 - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    I have heard msi will also show their thunderbolt GUS box in IDF, is that true?
  • soliozuz - Saturday, September 17, 2011 - link

    I mean it's a great step in the forward direction but this crap is just designed to make someone hate what they buy. How enormous are these thigns? Aside from Seagate whom I think will make significantly smaller sized products and integrate them into their externals, I don't see any of these other things making any headway whatsoever.
  • overseer - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - link

    TB looks like a promising tech and is gaining some popularity these days, but I don't think the quantity of devices you saw at IDF can be exaggerated to the degree of "tons". That word might be more appropriate at Computex 2012 or CES 2013 suppose Intel goes well with it.

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