Thunderbolt 18 ft./5.5 m Optical Cable by Corning

  • $229.95
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  • Overview

    Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning are the highest-quality solution if you're a video pro who demands peak cable performance with your Mac systems. The cable's optic technology uses the brilliance of light to deliver high-volume HD video, audio, and other data over incredibly long distances that ordinary cables simply can't.

    Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

    Highlights

    10 Gbit/s bi-directional, dual channel with Thunderbolt

    Compatible with Thunderbolt 2, 20 Gbit/s

    Data and video on a single cable

    Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices

    Ultra-slim, "zero-bend" radius cable

    Hot swappable

    Electrically isolated, noise-reducing design

    Class 1 Laser Product

    Did You Notice?

    Cables are thin, light, and tough, so there's no problem if they're bent or squeezed.

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    Get premium-quality HD video, audio, and data transmission over extremely long distances.

    What’s in the Box

    Thunderbolt Optical Cable by Corning

    Intended use and warranty information

    Tech Specs

    Cable type: Thunderbolt

    Cable Length: 18 ft./5.5 m

    Connections: Thunderbolt 2

    Width: 0.12 in./0.3 cm

    Weight: 3.35 oz./95 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: AOC-MMS4CVP5-5M20

    UPC or EAN No.: 021615020139

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Fail, fail, fail, fail.

      We purchased 9 of these and 3 were DOA. A fourth died after a week. So that's a 44% failure rate on a product manufactured by the inventors of fibre optic techn We purchased 9 of these and 3 were DOA. A fourth died after a week. So that's a 44% failure rate on a product manufactured by the inventors of fibre optic technology - Corning.

      • Written by Craig V from Vancouver

      18 of 19 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fail, fail, fail, fail.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Really awesome!

      This cable supersedes the max. length of copper thunderbolt cable. Its really a good medium to transfer data for a relatively long distance at high speeds, but This cable supersedes the max. length of copper thunderbolt cable. Its really a good medium to transfer data for a relatively long distance at high speeds, but its quite expensive and is unable to transmit power (because its an optic cable). Overall its a good product for a specific use case.

      • Written by Samar S from London

      18 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Really awesome!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable

      I had the same experience as Craig V - only my failure rate was 100% - one cable - completely failed resulting in lost backups - ugh. No warnings or error messa I had the same experience as Craig V - only my failure rate was 100% - one cable - completely failed resulting in lost backups - ugh. No warnings or error messages - just the Pegasus drive going off line - easy to miss when its sole purpose is backup. Trouble shooting was difficult - I thought the problem was with my drive...after all - how could a simple cable fail. Trial and error replacing the Corning cable with a too short Apple cable solved the problem. These things are really expensive - $230 for 18 feet. a waste of money.

      • Written by Michael W from Etobicoke

      12 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Believe the reviews, they fail.

      Odd failure mode, they seem to start losing signal integrity. High lag on peripherals connected through them, screens will start flashing. Don't have diagnost Odd failure mode, they seem to start losing signal integrity. High lag on peripherals connected through them, screens will start flashing. Don't have diagnostic equipment to determine root cause, but swapping out like for like with another cable cured the issue. This happened to the first within 6 months, and another purchased at the same time (which wasn't used until recently) has also started to exhibit the same symptoms. Ends are not replaceable, which means you have to pull the cable out of its run to replace. Pretty terrible design IMHO.

      • Written by Arran C from ottawa

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Believe the reviews, they fail.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable

      I had the same experience as Craig V - only my failure rate was 100% - one cable - completely failed resulting in lost backups - ugh. No warnings or error messa I had the same experience as Craig V - only my failure rate was 100% - one cable - completely failed resulting in lost backups - ugh. No warnings or error messages - just the Pegasus drive going off line - easy to miss when its sole purpose is backup. Trouble shooting was difficult - I thought the problem was with my drive...after all - how could a simple cable fail. Trial and error replacing the Corning cable with a too short Apple cable solved the problem. These things are really expensive - $230 for 18 feet. a waste of money.

      • Written by Michael W from Etobicoke

      12 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for MacBook Pro

      Having purchased an external Thunderbolt 2 harddrive I also acquired an Apple Thunderbolt cable to go along with it. Unfortunately, the cable connector did not Having purchased an external Thunderbolt 2 harddrive I also acquired an Apple Thunderbolt cable to go along with it. Unfortunately, the cable connector did not fit flushly in my late 2013 Macbook Pro Thunderbolt port and also would disconnect intermittently while the MacBook was balanced on my lap, in part due to the stiffness of the cable wiring. That was particularly troublesome when accessing and manipulating data, needless to say. The Corning Optical cable meets my needs fully. Its connector fits flushly, it does not disconnect when in use as the cable itself is supple with a lot give. It also provides sufficient length to place the external harddrive further away than 2m which benefits me as I feel I have more freedom of movement. Not to mention it is blindingly fast too, recommended.

      • Written by Vishal S from Hayes

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect for MacBook Pro

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