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ThunderLink is a legacy expansion adapter for the Thunderbolt computer bus interface, which added support for SAS, SATA, fibre optic and Ethernet interfaces.

The adapter could support throughput speeds of up to 10Gb/s. [1]

ATTO Technology ThunderLink devices were a purpose built Thunderbolt product designed to connect virtualized Mac hardware to 16Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel storage solutions within VMware VSphere environments.

This provided a solution for Apple technologies application development and testing environments, virtual desktop infrastructure and cloud hosting or shared private cloud. [2]

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References

  1. "ATTO Introduces Thunderlink Adapters for Thunderbolt Users".
  2. "ATTO ThunderLink® enables VMware® ESXi™ for Mac Pro®". 24 August 2017.