For me so far, this daisy-chain was only a possibility, a nice thing to know. But today, I need to copy, move and reorganise data across multiple disks and the only thing that keeps me away from the tedious computer tech work is Thunderbolt. Multiple drives chained through each other, and all the drives are there on my desktop.
When I’m ready I can simply eject that particular drive and put it back to its workstation. If I need just another one at the end of the chain, no problem, the system can handle this.
I know there are other solutions to this problem, but as we need many mobile solution with multiple workstations and studios while still maintaining the transfer speed, Thunderbolt seems to be a very elegant solution.
As I’m writing this short post, at least 20 Terabytes of storage is chained together via a single small thing with lightning sign on it. In the next few minutes, besides the data transfer it’s going to spit out HD video.
I know it’s not cheap, I know many don’t really like it, but for me, it’s great.
Today is my Thunderbolt appreciation day.