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Hi all, I'm trying to expand a Retina MacBook Pro via an Akitio Thunder2 Thunderbolt enclosure. I've looked at the Cyclone 2705 and 2707 boxes – they look good but are impossible to buy. Does anyone know enough about the Magma EB7 boxes – usually used for Digidesign Pro Tools setups – and whether they would work for this purpose and offer enough bandwidth? https://www.amplicon.com/IPC/product/PCI-Rackmount-MAGMA-3732.cfm THANKS
Hi, I'm primarily an Editor dabbling in motion graphics. I'm wanting more on-set work and have been offered the opportunity to do some AC and data wrangling on a local short in Leeds. I'll be using a MacBook Pro 15" (late 2011) 2.5GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM. Shooting RED scarlet and backing up on two G-DRIVE's - Yet to have confrimation whether or not the drives have eSATA. As my mac has one FireWire 800 port and one Thunderbolt, I'll be running into some problems on the way in working out how fast I can transfer data on the budget I have. I've heard and read of the problems of trying to daisy chain two FW800 drives and a RED station, all through one little FW port. I've also read a lot of positive things about the Sonnet Echo Pro Thunderbolt adapter. http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresscard34thunderbolt.html I'm hoping to get the eSATA extension, but if the G-DRIVE's are not compatible the FW800 will do for now. For £250 I'm wondering if this is the best option I have for transferring data as quickly as possible, while linking two G-DRIVE's through one eSATA and using the second eSATA for the RED station? Thank you. Luke Wheldon.