Tests show Thunderbolt ports on M1 Macs don't fully support USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds

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Howard Oakley of The Eclectic Light Company has been doing some testing of the Thunderbolt ports on M1 Macs, and it seems that real-world performance doesn't match Apple's claims. When using USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices with M1 Mac Thunderbolt ports, performance doesn't meet the expected connection speeds of up to 10Gb/s, meaning real-world read/write speeds will also fall short of expectations. Before diving into Oakley's test results, it's important to understand the USB 3.x standards. As...


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