Excerpt: PC users have been in a bit of a quandary about the new Thunderbolt interface from Intel . On the one hand, we’re all about maximum performance, so given its sizable speed advantage over USB 3.0 , at least on paper, we’re eager to adopt it. On the other hand, there are three issues that have prevented us from jumping on the Thunderbolt bandwagon with both feet. The first is the fact that it debuted on the Apple platform.
Pros: Thunderbolt cable is included; chassis seems rugged.
Cons: Too expensive; Thunderbolt provides zero speed benefit over USB; 3-year warranty; no software.