Thunderbolt Optical Cable by Corning - 5.5 m/18 ft.

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[Man walks into frame. There are three pedestals in the frame. The far left pedestal has a laptop, the middle one has a copper and fiber thunderbolt cable that are labeled and the far right pedestal has a thunderbolt monitor.]

[Man looks at the distance between the laptop and monitor.]

[He picks up the copper thunderbolt cable.]

[He plugs the copper thunderbolt cable into the laptop.]

[Man walks towards the thunderbolt monitor but is stopped short by the length of the copper cable]

[He puts the copper cable back down and picks up the optical thunderbolt cable. The copper label swings by one end.]

[He reaches the monitor with plenty of cable to spare and smiles at the camera.]

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[Man walks into frame. There are two pedestals in the frame. The left pedestal has 2 cable management troughs laying side by side. The right pedestal has a copper and optical thunderbolt cable.]

[He picks up the copper cable and lays it in the left trough.]

[He picks up the optical cable and lays it in the right trough.]

[Camera cuts to an extreme closeup of the ends of the cable troughs as more copper and optical cables are added to the troughs. The copper trough holds 6 cables and the optical trough holds 12 because it is thinner.]

[Camera pans up to show the man standing behind the troughs. He looks at the copper trough and shakes his head no. The copper text falls over. The looks at the optical trough, shakes his head yes and smiles at the camera.]

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[Up to 50% thinner than copper text appears on screen]

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[Man walks into frame. There is one pedestal in the middle of the frame with a balance scale. A copper label is on the left side of the pedestal and an optical label is on the right side.]

[He lays an optical cable on the right side of the balance scale. The scale plate drops.]

[He lays a copper cable on the left side of the balance scale. The left scale plate drops quickly to the top of the pedestal showing that hte copper cable is heavier than the optical cable. The copper label swings by one end.]

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[Up to 80% lighter than copper text appears on screen]

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[Man walks into frame with a laptop. There are 3 pedestals in the frame. The left pedestal has a thunderbolt monitor and the right pedestal has a copper and optical cable with labels. He places the laptop on the center pedestal.]

[He picks up the copper cable, bends it, shakes his head and places it back on the pedestal.]

[He picks up the optical cable, plugs it into the laptop/monitor and tosses the excess onto the floor in front of the pedestals.]

[Man walks across the optical cable on the floor.]

[Man pinches the cable into a zero bend radius and the monitor still displays the laptop image.]

[Man rolls across the cable in an office chair.]

[Man pulls a knot tight in the optical cable and smiles at the camera as the copper label swings at one end.]

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  • Overview

    Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning use the power of light to transfer audio, video and data between your Mac and other devices at 10 Gbit/s speeds and over longer distances. These thin, light cables are amazingly durable and remarkably tough, yet they can be bent, squeezed and tangled.

    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?

    The Thunderbolt Optical Cable lets you transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds.

    Apple Recommends For

    Connecting your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to hard drives and other devices at extended distances.

    What's in the Box?

    Thunderbolt Optical Cable by Corning

    User guide

    Tech Specs

    Cable type: Thunderbolt

    Cable Length: 5.5 m/18 ft.

    Connections: Thunderbolt, 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: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

  • 2.0 Average
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    • 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

      16 of 18 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Really awesome!

    • 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

      13 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fail, fail, fail, 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

      7 of 7 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

      1 of 1 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

      7 of 7 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

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect for MacBook Pro

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