OWC Introduces Pricy 30-Meter Thunderbolt Cables

OWC, also known as Other World Computing, has listed a thirty meters long Thunderbolt cable on its website.  Previously, the manufacturer only listed cables up to three meters long.

The new cables, which are 10, 20 and 30 meters long, will allow users to move the Thunderbolt devices far away or into another room.

OWC has indicated that its cables are compatible with both the Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 specifications, allowing a data bandwidth of up to 20 GB/s.

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Length (m)MSRP ($)
0.5 m$27.99
1.0 m$34.99
2.0 m$39.99
3.0 m$44.99
10 m$319.00
20 m$619.00
30 m$899.00

If you want a 30 meter Thunderbolt cable though, it'll cost you quite a bit, as OWC has priced it at a staggering, jaw-dropping $900. Don't let your dog chew on that!

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • vmem
    I can't think of why I would ever need a 30m $900 cable... I can get a decent NAS for that price
  • jbheller
    Thats a cheap cable from the monster cable HDMI range.
  • blackmagnum
    My dog likes to only chew on pricey stuff.
  • teodoreh
    Maybe the should stop manufacturing these cables by using pure gold and platinum! :D
  • jasonelmore
    The Corning Fiber Optic Thunderbolt Cables are cheaper than this, and they have way better signal over long distances, plus they can be bent 180 degree's or knotted (not that you'd need to knot your cables :P)
  • jn77
    So $899 for $10 in copper and $5 in plastic shielding. This is a fail.
  • glasssplinter
    Wow, these carry a hefty premium. I get that there is a base price for the connectors but really what's the deal with the cable? Per M they go:M $ per M0.5 $55.981 $34.992 $20.003$15.0010 $31.9020$30.9530 $29.97Not seeing why the massive premium for the longer cables. Fail.
  • glasssplinter
    Thanks Toms for the awesome formatting on my comment. :/
  • UVB076
    Why would anyone ever need an almost 100 foot long cable?