Thunderbolt Share: what it is and how to transfer data at the speed of light

Thunderbolt Share: what it is and how to transfer data at the speed of light

Intel presented a function specifically dedicated to users who usually work with more than one PC every day. How nice it would be to be able to check everyone the screens of computers with a single mouse and keyboard combination? How could this be done? transfer files from one system to another quickly and easily? The answer comes from Thunderbolt Sharesoftware compatible with all systems equipped with Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 5 ports.

What Thunderbolt Share is and how it works

Spokespeople for the Santa Clara company present Thunderbolt Share as a solution that radically changes the world interaction methods between PC and PC. The goal is to streamline workflows and give an edge to productivity.

To use Thunderbolt Share simply download and install the software by referring to the download page on the Intel website. The program must be loaded and running on both PCs (Windows 10 o Windows 11) who wish to communicate with each other. It is also essential to use a connecting cable Thunderbolt 4/5.

The idea is to take advantage of the broad bandwidth offered by the latest versions of the Thunderbolt interface to streamline the following tasks:

  • Screen sharing between PCs. Interaction is smooth and uncompressed, with ultra-responsive mouse and keyboard control between PCs, for an optimal viewing experience.
  • Quick file transfers between two PCs with a simple drag-and-drop operation. Intel software also makes it easy to sync folders and migrate files from an old PC to a new one.
  • Collaboration between users sharing large files.

It is interesting to highlight that the connection can be direct, between PC and PC, via Thunderbolt cable. Alternatively, however, you can use an accessory multiportafor example a dock o one monitor Thunderbolt. The connection is obviously private and secure; does not affect the network performance and does not rely on any cloud service because all transfers take place locally.

Already installable by interested users, Thunderbolt Share will soon complete the offer of Intel’s partners. In fact, it will be included with many PCs and accessories starting from the second half of 2024. Companies such as Lenovo, Acer, MSI, Razer, Kensington, Belkin, Promise, Plugable and others have already expressed their interest.

Opening image credit: Intel.

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