Rumor: Intel Light Peak coming in first half of 2011

By Emil · 34 replies
Nov 5, 2010
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  1. VitaminC

    VitaminC TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I always loved this argument.

    Part of what makes the tech so great is that it supports your old tech!!!11!

    let's face it, If it doesn't make you want to re-buy everything you already own, then the world doesn't need it.
  2. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    The 10 Gbps speed combined with the size of a typical USB stick would make a great combo for personal data storage. However, I personally think that Light Peak devices will likely need a separate power source rather than being than being bus-powered devices like the typical USB 2.0/3.0 sticks. Unless, of course, Intel will be revising the specs of Light Peak ports to provide more power.
  3. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    so we might see mass adoption in 2042?
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I hope it performs the way they're saying it will. This, along with the change over to the new type of BIOS, is gonna be awesome.
  5. white2010

    white2010 TS Rookie

    I think will be awesome
    may be will be made usb 3.0 absolute? when will be launch
  6. dlen

    dlen TS Rookie Posts: 32

    This is great news. New SSD devices are so fast that they need new device to connect it. This interface enables SSD to be connected as hot-plug devices and make it more mobile.
  7. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    I definitely couldn't afford to replace every one of my usb 2.0 devices. lightpeak is neat but is not a viable replacement for usb for the average consumer.
  8. POFC's BendSafe fiber has been used by Intel's Lightpeak platform in 2009
  9. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    I liked the way techspot has put it "Rumor: Intel Light Peak coming in first half of 2011" Rumors rumors is all we hear all the time. Intel is just delaying it further. I dont see this technology as competition to USB frankly. Somewhere i read usb touching speed of over 16gbps or something if i m not wrong. Ofcourse not in production yet
  10. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    backwards compatibility i believe is the best technology. which is why usb 2.0/3.0 might have the upperhand when it comes to mass adoption. but who knows, light peak might just be that technology which dislodges usb out of it's comfortable spot in every modern motherboard/laptop.

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