Seagate to Cease Thunderbolt Support
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
Seagate has announced that it is to cease mainstream support for the Thunderbolt interconnection standard. The Thunderbolt hardware interface was developed by Intel and Apple as a faster alternative to USB connectors. It is the de facto standard on Apple computers, such as the iMac, but adoption by other platforms has been slow to non-existent.
Now, HDD giant Seagate has dealt the system a significant blow by ending support for it, the company favouring the USB 3.0 standard, and planning ahead for the forthcoming USB 3.1. However, Seagate subsidiary LaCie is to continue Thunderbolt support. LaCie, bought by Seagate in 2012, produces external hard drives designed to fit the Apple aesthetic.