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Thunderbolt On Windows Causes Hot Plugging Issue

Thunderbolt has been, until now, something which Mac users were concerned about and used. Users who tooled different hardware didn’t get to use the motherboard and try their hands on it. However, that seems to be changing now. A new Z77A-GD80 MSI motherboard has been tested with Windows and the results are posted below.


Interestingly, some of the issues that Mac users have been facing when using Thunderbolt have persisted even when it is being used with Windows. The most notable of such issues is that of hot plugging.

Hot plugging means the ability plug on a device while the machine is on. However, this hasn’t been possible with Mac or Windows, running Thunderbolt. While users have been facing this on Mac for quite some time, it had been hoped that this may not be the case with Windows.

Intel, however, seems well aware of the fact and has said that it will soon be fixing the issue of hot plugging and a number of other problems through an update soon. With more and more users starting to use Thunderbolt and most notably, with Windows users finally coming over to the hardware, it is about time that Intel ironed out all these glitches with the hardware and offered a smoother experience for the users.

Source: AnandTech

Courtesy: The Verge

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