Sony has followed Apple in supporting Light Peak, Intel's advanced data transfer technology, by putting it in its latest range of Vaio laptops.
It is capable of 10Gbps dual-channel bi-directional file transfer, giving the technology an aggregate speed of 40Gbps. Intel hopes to scale this up to 100Gbps in the future, as well as transitioning to a purely optical method of transmission.
Apple unleashes further Thunderbolts
On Tuesday Apple added a 2m Thunderbolt cable to its online web store. The cable allows people to connect displays and MacBook Pros via the file transfer protocol.
The Mac maker also listed two Promise Pegasus external Raid storage systems, available in 4TB, 8TB and 12TB variants. Input/output speeds ranged from 500MBps to 800MBps for disk performance.