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    Thunderbolt on Rampage V Extreme - Requirements How To? Help

    Ok I have a 5 pin Thunderbolt header on my MB.

    What hardware do I need to setup and use this header?
    Manual says this is for a add-on Thunderbolt I/O card.

    Where do I go to buy this equipment?

    Do I need any additional drivers or software.

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    Hello

    I'm using the ASUS thunderbolt EX II/Dual. The non-Dual can also be used and should be available at most retailer/etailers that sell ASUS products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Praz View Post
    Hello

    I'm using the ASUS thunderbolt EX II/Dual. The non-Dual can also be used and should be available at most retailer/etailers that sell ASUS products.
    I've looked everywhere for one-google etc. they are not available (Canada/US) anywhere and have not been for quite a while. In fact, finding a thunderbolt I/O addon is like getting blood from a stone. Do you know of a place selling the ASUS thunderbolt EX II/Dual by chance?
    Thanks
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    I have the single, not the double. I bought it from NewEgg in October. It was available on Amazon then also. I see it is out of stock at both locations now.

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    Hello

    I heard the next 30 days or so for stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Praz View Post
    Hello

    I heard the next 30 days or so for stock.
    Awesome, many thanks for the headsup-will keep an eye out.
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    MotherboardASUS Rampage V EXTREME 1201 ThunderboltEXII dual PCIE_X8_4
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    I may have got one searching with Shop Bot:
    Asus Motherboard THUNDERBOLTEX II DUAL from Ashlin Technology Solutions Inc. -a Canadian company that does a lot of it's business in the US. Apparently they have 5 dual port models in stock in the US (0 in Canada) so I ordered one. The payment is in CNDN currency, so, USD would be lower. I think I'll have to pay customs and so forth, but, they are the ONLY place on earth according to any of the searches I have carried out-over the last month or more-that have one at all; paper launches, I just do not understand that kind of false advertising. It is like ASUS does not care to manufacture and sell them, but, teases with the headers-mind boggling.

    Hi Rick,
    Thank you for shopping at Ashlin Technology Solutions Inc..
    We hope your shopping experience was enjoyable.
    We will immediately begin reviewing your order.
    If you have any questions about your order, please contact us.
    Thank you.

    New Order acknowledgement: xxxxxxxxxx
    Order No. xxxxxxxxxx
    Customer No. xxxxxxxxx

    Ship To:
    <my address>

    Notes:
    Ship Via Ground Terms PAYPAL Created 1/3/2015 12:10:44 AM EST 1/3/2015 12:10:44 AM Modified Status Pending

    THUNDERBOLTEX II DUAL ASUS Asus Motherboard THUNDERBOLTEX II DUAL $122.65
    Subtotal $122.65
    Shipping Handling $20.00
    GST/HST @13.00% $18.54
    PST @0.00% 0.00

    Total $161.19
    Last edited by RickROG; 01-03-2015 at 12:34 PM.
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    Hello

    It is up to the resellers to stock a product. With the limited market for Thunderbolt on the PC most do not choose to stock these cards. For the amount of money involved there should be no customs fees.

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    It is up to the resellers to stock a product.
    Yes, I definitely hear ya' on that one-just like the xonar II, supposedly a huge advancement over the Xonar, but, there is not one North American supplier that picked it up, but, they will sell you the basically obselete now Xonar instead; price, increased quality of onboard sound, more SLI/tri SLI setups that hide the requisite slot when owners do not wish to use up a x8 or x16 slot etc.

    With the limited market for Thunderbolt on the PC most do not choose to stock these cards.
    This is the first enthusiast class motherboard to incorporate the header from ASUS. You spend the R&D along with all the tirtuary procees for validation etc. and, then, do not universally support it. If one can adapt those terrible ASmedia drivers into the mix for eSATA and USB I'm sure Thunderbolt is doable long before now on the entire product matrix.
    It's what I do not know that hinders me in discussions like this....what was going on behind the scenes that made ASUS for all intensive purposes basically drop Thunderbolt-waiting on USB 3 enhancements...??
    I want to use it for the data terminal and daisy chain all my backup HDD,s to it-a real pain with USB 3 and not without some risk on this x99 chipset in the current BIOS release- (all top tier manufacturers are having major x99 problems, not just ASUS-judging from googla' and forums etc.); found that out the hard way with no warning-twice.

    For the amount of money involved there should be no customs fees.
    I paid almost $200.00 (USD to CNDN conversion plus trackable insureable shipping) more for the Swiftech 220-x AIO water cooler from Performance-PC in the states-I live in Canada-because the only etailer/retailer to even mention it is NCIX.com in Canada and they never had stock...months go by...ya' know-lots of stock in the states..point being I'll do whatever to get it

    On another note; is it PNP...upon cold boot the first time after installing the card does the BIOS recognise it in the same fashion as USB 3-with enable/disable options etc.?

    Thanks very much.
    Last edited by RickROG; 01-03-2015 at 04:29 PM.
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    I got it Jan. 28, 1015-ASUS ThunderboltEX II Dual-patience grasshopper.
    Last edited by RickROG; 02-01-2015 at 11:46 AM.
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