By Shaun McNamara
Seagate has started shipping the GoFlex Thunderbolt adapter for its line up of portable hard drives. The adapter provides Mac users with improved transfer speeds over USB 2.0. While the latest Seagate GoFlex drives offer USB 3.0 connections, Mac computers have not yet implemented the technology, opting for Thunderbolt alongside USB 2.0 as an alternative. Intel claims it developed Thunderbolt to act as a companion to USB, and USB 3.0 will most likely still be found on both Mac and PC computers in the future. For the time being, the GoFlex Thunderbolt adapter bridges the gap for Mac users stuck with limited transfer speeds on portable hard drives.
The bottleneck issues that some may experience can be a thing of the past with this adapter. The Thunderbolt Adapter is currently available to order and is priced at $99.99