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Re: [MMUG] End of the Mac Pro on Tuesday?

External Thunderbolt RAIDs like the Pegasus drives are amazing for storage and speed. D you really want to be pulling off the side and pulling out drives? I wouldn't assume that just because Aperture wasn't mentioned, it won't be updated. It's probably just not Keynote material over OSX, iOS 7 and the

11th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] End of the Mac Pro on Tuesday?

I think you're right Dom. We really needed some new thinking around the Pro desktop. A diminishingly small target market and incremental upgrades was not going to sustain this product line. This is the first Mac Pro in some time that I'd consider purchasing (though I'm probably still more likely to opt for an iMac for my own needs). External disk arrays are the way to go. I'd also be astonished if this thing didn't blow existing video rendering set ups out of the water, especially by the time it launches and the OpenCL support is in all the relevant software (if it isn't already).

11th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] End of the Mac Pro on Tuesday?

Meanwhile in other news.... they've dropped the hideous faux leather look of iCal. Thank the Lard for small mercies!

11th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] MacPro RIP

Hi Hannah You're hitting the wall with both your software and hardware…. [link] I know, upgrading has a cost… What do I hear? We want "professional" hardware and software at prosumer prices??? Sheesh!

11th Jun, 2013

MacPro RIP

Just seen the keynote of the BigMac Mini aka 'replacement' for Mac Pro I'm cracking open the gin. CS6 isn't going run Nvidia cards on that. What planet are they on Anyone got an HP z800 they want to sell? Sent from my iPad

10th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] End of the Mac Pro on Tuesday?

Thanks for your insight Chris, and I totally respect you as you know. All I can say is that my 2yr old i7 15" MBP does not support Mercury other than software emulation. It is as fast as my MacPro on basic renders but basically won't do anything else as the fan goes full blast. I find with the Mac Pro 8 core Zeon with a Quadro graphics card I can do two simultaneous renders to different res and at the same time upload multiple streams to servers and at the same time edit in CS6 (and play music in itunes) and it doesn't hang or lag at all and nor does the fan scream. Also I like having two identical size 23 in monitors to span stuff across that are not glossy rather than having to have one glossy iMac and another different monitor. The quadro card was a revelation but at £700 it had to be!

10th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] End of the Mac Pro on Tuesday?

Not really enough to go on, but the days of easy access and upgrades look to be gone, at least on the internals. What will and will not be upgradable(GPU?) is not clear. It will run 3 4K displays though, which should be enough for you Hannah!

10th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] Time Machine

Hi Re:co This is how my system is set up. I have 15TB of storage on the Drobo and I have set it up with 9 volumes (partitions) which each equate to approx 1TB (while using dual disk redundancy) I have one volume for my iPhoto library, one for my iTunes Library, one used for my OSX back up via Supeduper, once used for backing up the iPhoto library via SD, one for backing up my music via SD, one used for other photoshop files etc and 3 currently spare.

10th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] Time Machine

Hi Re:co I think you may have hit the nail on the head. I use SuperDuper for back ups. I noticed this morning that the Ignore ownership was again unchecked (I set by backups to occur over night). I then checked it again and ran a manual back up of my iPhoto library and guess what the Ignore ownership was unchecked afterwards.

10th Jun, 2013

Re: [MMUG] End of the Mac Pro on Tuesday?

Hi Chris your post resonates totally with me, I also live in the production world although my medium is sound production (although I also have FCP 7 which I use from time to time). I am on my second macbook pro 17" which I love I also have a 15" retina which I love now despite initial reservation about size and a loaded 27" imac. I went through the whole "do I need a tower thing" about 6 month ago and got an imac instead and don't regret it for one second

10th Jun, 2013