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If you need a fast external storage solution, the new My Book Pro from WD features dual 7200rpm drives with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and a hot-swappable hardware RAID controller.
Gigabyte has unveiled what it says is the world's first Thunderbolt 3-certified motherboard, the Z170X-UD5 TH. The board comes with two USB Type-C connectors on the rear for Thunderbolt 3 support, and also includes support for both DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1.
Available in 2TB and 4TB capacities, My Passport Pro is directly powered via the integrated Thunderbolt cable, and features a user-selectable RAID function, which lets users choose data striping (RAID 0) for high performance or mirroring (RAID 1) for data redundancy, depending on the user's needs.
Buffalo's speediest portable storage device to date, the DriveStation Mini Thunderbolt SSD edition (SSD-WAT), features two SSD drives and two Thunderbolt ports, and offers more than double the interface transfer speeds as compared to the regular Thunderbolt SSD drive.
At the recently concluded Computex 2013, Intel showed off its prototype 128GB Thunderbolt thumb drive. The company claimed it is the world's fastest thumb drive.
Tech News New Thunderbolt Doubles Speeds
The next generation of the Thunderbolt interface, codenamed "Falcon Ridge", is due in 2014 and will apparently double the speeds offered by the current iterations. They will also have enough bandwidth to support 4K images while still being backward compatible.