Thunderbolt is a super-highway with two nonstop lanes; PCI Express (data) and DisplayPort (video). Through one compact cable, you can connect high-performance data devices to high-resolution displays. It sets the new standard for speed and performance. Transfer full-length HD movies in less than 30 seconds or back up one year of continuous MP3 music in just minutes. Kanex Thunderbolt cable performs at a rate of up to 10Gbps with bi-directional bandwidth per channel resulting in data transfer rates 20 times faster than todays USB 2.0 port. Thunderbolt technology provides the greatest flexibility in the market today. It permits daisy chaining to multiple Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals to your Mac. Each Thunderbolt cable provides data and video channels signals that can be dually pushed or pulled; granting users the ability to read/write without a reduction in performance.