Thunderbolt 33 ft./10 m Optical Cable by Corning

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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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[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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[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 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?

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

    Apple Recommends For

    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: 32.81 ft./10 m

    Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2

    Width: 0.12 in./0.3 cm

    Weight: 3.35 oz./95 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: AOCMMS4CVP10M20

    UPC or EAN No.: 021615020146

    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

  • 4.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly

      I've been waiting for this for months - installed the cable today and moved my Pegasus R12 and other TB storage to the closet and now my office is perfectly qui I've been waiting for this for months - installed the cable today and moved my Pegasus R12 and other TB storage to the closet and now my office is perfectly quiet. What a difference.

      • Written by Brian B from Raleigh

      40 of 42 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect solution for audio....in my case.

      Running Pro Tools HDX on a Mid 2013 iMac to a Magma Expressbox 3T. Easy cable run (at last) to my machine room. The iMac is dead quiet, the Expressbox, like a s Running Pro Tools HDX on a Mid 2013 iMac to a Magma Expressbox 3T. Easy cable run (at last) to my machine room. The iMac is dead quiet, the Expressbox, like a small blow drier. So glad this cable finally exists. Been waiting all year for this.

      • Written by Ron W from Camarillo

      36 of 39 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect solution for audio....in my case.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Useful cable for longer Thunderbolt distances!

      I picked-up one of these 10m optical Thunderbolt cables while in the US recently, and it works perfectly! As an idea of how and why one might want these lon I picked-up one of these 10m optical Thunderbolt cables while in the US recently, and it works perfectly! As an idea of how and why one might want these longer-length Tbolt cables, see the set-up I currently use below... Mac Mini (2012, with Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for speed) -> THIS 10m optical tbolt cable (going from one room into a room next-door) -> Promise Pegasus R6 (24TB, 20TB in RAID 5) -> shorter copper Tbolt cable -> another Promise Pegasus R6 (24TB, 20TB in RAID 5) -> Apple Thunderbolt Display (has it's own built-in copper cable) -> shorter copper tbolt cable (from Tbolt port in back of the display) -> WD 8TB Thunderbolt Duo. (then I also use Apple's Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, using Bluetooth.) This is really great, as it now means I can have the ultra-quiet Mac Mini in my main bedroom underneath a large 50-inch HDTV (plugged into the HDTV via the Mini's HDMI port) purely for HTPC usage (iTunes and Plex). Then have all the storage (which makes a bit of noise) connected via this long optical Thunderbolt cable into a separate cupboard in my other nearby bedroom, and also have the same Mini connected near the end of the chain into an Apple Thunderbolt Display, using a Bluetooth Keyboard/Trackpad, for work usage at a desk! Another thing I like, is that each cable's connector-head flashes a little (like an LED) when in use, so you can tell it's working without having to manually check it (it's not too bright either, so it doesn't get on your nerves). The only things I dropped a star for are the non-US availability (it was not available here in the UK or the rest of the EU, with Corning's website say UK/EU release is not planned until August 2014, for peats sake!!). And also the price; while it's around the same per-metre as copper ones, surely they should have been able to introduce some economies with the longer length (though I suspect they may be hard to produce at the moment, hence current higher pricing, that hopefully may improve once availability improves). According to Corning's website, they plan on introducing even longer versions of this up to 100m in the future, if one needs such lengths — which those with bigger spaces just might! Overall, absolutely brilliant cable, that solves a great deal of issues, and makes using DAS (directly attached storage) over a 10Gbit (or even 20Gbit Tbolt 2!) connection a better alternative to most 1Gbit Ethernet NAS (network attached storage) solutions. Go get one!

      • Written by James S from Hove

      31 of 34 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Useful cable for longer Thunderbolt distances!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Useful cable for longer Thunderbolt distances!

      I picked-up one of these 10m optical Thunderbolt cables while in the US recently, and it works perfectly! As an idea of how and why one might want these lon I picked-up one of these 10m optical Thunderbolt cables while in the US recently, and it works perfectly! As an idea of how and why one might want these longer-length Tbolt cables, see the set-up I currently use below... Mac Mini (2012, with Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for speed) -> THIS 10m optical tbolt cable (going from one room into a room next-door) -> Promise Pegasus R6 (24TB, 20TB in RAID 5) -> shorter copper Tbolt cable -> another Promise Pegasus R6 (24TB, 20TB in RAID 5) -> Apple Thunderbolt Display (has it's own built-in copper cable) -> shorter copper tbolt cable (from Tbolt port in back of the display) -> WD 8TB Thunderbolt Duo. (then I also use Apple's Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, using Bluetooth.) This is really great, as it now means I can have the ultra-quiet Mac Mini in my main bedroom underneath a large 50-inch HDTV (plugged into the HDTV via the Mini's HDMI port) purely for HTPC usage (iTunes and Plex). Then have all the storage (which makes a bit of noise) connected via this long optical Thunderbolt cable into a separate cupboard in my other nearby bedroom, and also have the same Mini connected near the end of the chain into an Apple Thunderbolt Display, using a Bluetooth Keyboard/Trackpad, for work usage at a desk! Another thing I like, is that each cable's connector-head flashes a little (like an LED) when in use, so you can tell it's working without having to manually check it (it's not too bright either, so it doesn't get on your nerves). The only things I dropped a star for are the non-US availability (it was not available here in the UK or the rest of the EU, with Corning's website say UK/EU release is not planned until August 2014, for peats sake!!). And also the price; while it's around the same per-metre as copper ones, surely they should have been able to introduce some economies with the longer length (though I suspect they may be hard to produce at the moment, hence current higher pricing, that hopefully may improve once availability improves). According to Corning's website, they plan on introducing even longer versions of this up to 100m in the future, if one needs such lengths — which those with bigger spaces just might! Overall, absolutely brilliant cable, that solves a great deal of issues, and makes using DAS (directly attached storage) over a 10Gbit (or even 20Gbit Tbolt 2!) connection a better alternative to most 1Gbit Ethernet NAS (network attached storage) solutions. Go get one!

      • Written by James S from Hove

      31 of 34 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Useful cable for longer Thunderbolt distances!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly

      I've been waiting for this for months - installed the cable today and moved my Pegasus R12 and other TB storage to the closet and now my office is perfectly qui I've been waiting for this for months - installed the cable today and moved my Pegasus R12 and other TB storage to the closet and now my office is perfectly quiet. What a difference.

      • Written by Brian B from Raleigh

      40 of 42 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect solution for audio....in my case.

      Running Pro Tools HDX on a Mid 2013 iMac to a Magma Expressbox 3T. Easy cable run (at last) to my machine room. The iMac is dead quiet, the Expressbox, like a s Running Pro Tools HDX on a Mid 2013 iMac to a Magma Expressbox 3T. Easy cable run (at last) to my machine room. The iMac is dead quiet, the Expressbox, like a small blow drier. So glad this cable finally exists. Been waiting all year for this.

      • Written by Ron W from Camarillo

      36 of 39 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect solution for audio....in my case.

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