At NAB 2017 Jason Ziller, Thunderbolt Marketing Director at Intel talks about all things thunderbolt 3, the interface used by leading storage device specialist such as laCie.

Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while also supplying power.

Technology Features

Thunderbolt™, USB, DisplayPort, and power on USB-C
USB-C connector and cables (small, reversible)
40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt 2
Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3
8 lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 (HBR2 and MST)
Supports two 4K displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @ 60 Hz)
USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) – compatible with existing USB devices and cables
DisplayPort 1.2 – compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices, and cables
Connect DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays via adapters
Power (based on USB power delivery)
Up to 100W system charging
15W to bus-powered devices
Thunderbolt™ Networking
10Gb Ethernet connection between computers
Daisy chaining (up to six devices)
Lowest latency for PCI Express audio recording

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