Ultra-fast, Apple-only Thunderbolt technology is about to get a little less exclusive. According to CNET, LaCie plans to unveil PC compatibility for the 10Gb/s Thunderbolt during the upcoming NAB 2012 trade show.
Reportedly, LaCie will debut PC-compatible versions of the Little Big Disk SSD and the 2big Thunderbolt mass storage devices. LaCie has recently helped to create the Thunderbolt Standard, which governs devices’ interactions with the cables, which “can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds” according to Intel.
Intel has reportedly already begun shipping its latest iteration of Thunderbolt controllers and is planning to roll out Cactus Ridge, a Windows-compatible Thunderbolt chip, when Ivy Bridge debuts in two weeks. [CNet – Extreme Tech]