It would be a very good solution to have Intel Thunderbolt technology integrated in expansion systems.
Imagine the speed and efficiency this can bring. In time, as Technology progresses and more computer manufacturers adapt this technology, expansion chassis solutions will no longer be needed....
This would solve a lot of bandwidth problems for all users who loves video-portability; connecting muti- video external graphics to laptop.
Check this baby out, Lacie already announced an external SSD-Raid-disk utilizing Thunderbolt Technology:
This Thunderbolt technology combined with Avid MC would absolutely benefit AVID users.
Connecting to a laptops and one 24 inch iMAC, which could run two streams of 10 bit uncompressed video off of a PC based laptop. This is an ideal solution but simple, light weight laptop with just one or two of these thunderbolt interfaces, and run all your Raids, HD Monitors, PCIe devices and you'll be a happy camper.
"We are very excited by the capabilities of Thunderbolt technology. To have two 10Gbps, bi-directional, multi-protocol channels in a single cable is a great step forward for high performance audio and video solutions."
– Max Gutnik, Sr. Director, Product Management, Avid Technology
More discussions on this new Thunderbolt and expansion system integration, the forum is posted on xtremesystem.org
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I've seen two companies that have already products with thunderbolt integrated in their expansion systems, I can name two companies Netstor and SonnetTech
TurboBox by Netstor
EchoExpress by SonnetTech