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Do external drives with 'Thunderbolt Plus' connectivity work with LL?

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m654321

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I have a Thunderbolt port on my laptop in setup[1] in signature below, which obviously made me consider an external storage drive equipped with Thunderbolt-connectivity. The article at http://www.itpro.co.uk/storage/22740/usb-vs-thunderbolt-which-is-better claims that such technology can move data at 4x the transfer rates of USB3.0, which is around 2.4GB/s

Unsurprisingly, you pay a lot more for this faster storage technology  :-\

However, before flirting any further with Thunderbolt, I really need to know if it's compatible with LL, or at least can be configured relatively easily to work effectively with it, or whether it's just  a Microsoft-only hardware?
Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 07:48:37 AM by m654321
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 


 


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