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

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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

    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 2

    Width : 0.12 in./0.3 cm

    Weight : 60 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No. : 021615020214

    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.

  • 2.0 Average
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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

      28 of 29 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

      21 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable

    • 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

      23 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Really awesome!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Do not buy these cables

      Believe the massive amount of bad reviews. My facility has 6 remote Mac Pro's using one 100' optical thunderbolt cable each. I have to replace them about ev Believe the massive amount of bad reviews. My facility has 6 remote Mac Pro's using one 100' optical thunderbolt cable each. I have to replace them about every 10 months to a year. They over heat. Corning's solution was to run MaxFan fan controller to keep the fans running high all the time hence cooling the thunderbolt connector. I literally had a call today from a random guy that deals with the same vender as I do asking if I had a spare one as he was dead in the water. Here in Canada they are about a week away. My suggestion is to use standard KVM's and extenders. AVOID THESE

      • Written by Ryan F from Toronto

      Is this review useful?Do not buy these cables

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      aargh... wish I hadn't got one.

      I really really liked the idea of being able to relocate my drive bay to another part of the room for some peace and quiet, so I thought I would get the 18 ft./ I really really liked the idea of being able to relocate my drive bay to another part of the room for some peace and quiet, so I thought I would get the 18 ft./5.5 m Optical Cable by Corning. It worked a treat for about a year or so then my drives started randomly ejecting. I would literally go out to get a coffee and come back to a long notifications list telling me the disks weren't ejected properly. I can go a few weeks without this happening and think that everything is all good once more... then pow... it all starts again. Buyer beware.

      • Written by Matt M from Plympton

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?aargh... wish I hadn't got one.

    • 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

      4 of 4 people found this useful

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

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