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Plugable Now Sells a 10Gbps Thunderbolt Cable, and It’s a Decent Length!

A render of the Plugable 10GBps Thunderbolt transfer cable.

Available today, Plugable’s new TBT-TRAN Thunderbolt cable transfers data at a rate of 10Gbps. It’s an impressive accessory, especially for multi-terabyte data transfers that usually take hours to complete. And to my excitement, it’s actually a decent length!

The TBT-TRAN requires a Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, or USB 4 device to meet its maximum data transfer rate. It’s primarily intended for system-to-system data transfers (and comes with Easy Computer Sync software), though you can technically use it with any product, including cameras or portable SSDs. (Transfer speed will be determined by the USB or Thunderbolt specification used by connected products.)

For perspective, a 10Gbps transfer is eight times the maximum speed of USB 3. If you were to transfer 1TB of data over a 10Gbps connection, it would take less than 20 minutes.

I’m also very excited by the length of this cable. It measures at 6.6 feet or 2 meters. Most high-quality Thunderbolt data transfer cables are way too short for everyday applications, so I appreciate that Plugable went down this route. (That said, the cable would be cheaper if it were shorter.)

The TBT-TRAN costs $50 and is now available on Amazon. Those who purchase this cable today can click a coupon code on its Amazon listing to save $3. Note that Plugable also sells 20Gbps and 40Gbps Thunderbolt cables on its website.

Plugable Windows Transfer Cable 6.6ft (2m), Thunderbolt 10Gbps, Bundled with Bravura Software for Windows PC to PC Migration - Unlimited Uses. Works Between Thunderbolt 3/4, USB4 PCs

Plugable's latest Thunderbolt cable transfers data at 10Gbps when connected via TB3, TB4, or USB 4. And unlike your average Thunderbolt cable, it's over six feet long.

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