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Martyn Greswolde
Thinking of going mobile and docking with duel thunderbolt setup
on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:13:32 pm

thinking of ditching my macpro and using my macbook pro with some fast thunderbolt drives to run my photography and video business (portability of my main machine will be a big help)

I was looking at the LaCie little big disks or the caldigit t2's.

Will have two of which ever drives are best, one for fast work storage and another solely as a time machine disk.
As these drives require software raid, should that be a concern? or would it be best to go for something like the promise R4? (could only afford one of these though)
Are there other things I need to consider before moving mobile?

Thanks

Martyn

Greswolde Photography
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Martyn Greswolde
Re: Thinking of going mobile and docking with duel thunderbolt setup
on Oct 9, 2012 at 7:01:25 pm

[Martyn Greswolde] "I was looking at the LaCie little big disks or the caldigit t2's."

Sorry, I actually ment the LaCie 2big thunderbolt drives or the caldigit t2's

Greswolde Photography
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I know little but I learn quickly!


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Max Trautner
Re: Thinking of going mobile and docking with duel thunderbolt setup
on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:02:25 pm

If you already have fast external storage, look at the Sonnet Echo ExpressCard thunderbolt adapter:

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresscard34thunderbolt.html


I bought one of these for an editor I work with, and it's going strong. You're basically looking at $350 ($50 for the cable, $150 for the adapter, $150 for the eSATA card) to use your existing storage, but you get the ability to add other express cards, like the CF card reader which really comes in handy in the field.

There's not enough competition in the Thunderbolt RAID market to invest just yet....


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Martyn Greswolde
Re: Thinking of going mobile and docking with duel thunderbolt setup
on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:22:50 pm

[Max Trautner] "If you already have fast external storage,"

Hey Max, thanks for the reply. All the storage I have at the moment is inside my MacPro so I would be starting a fresh so to speak. If its not thunderbolt I would have thought USB3 would be the 2nd best option. Any thoughts?

Greswolde Photography
http://www.greswolde.com

I know little but I learn quickly!


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Max Trautner
Re: Thinking of going mobile and docking with duel thunderbolt setup
on Oct 19, 2012 at 7:16:36 pm

Tough call.

If you're gonna stick with Mac, I'd go with a small 4TB RAID0 thunderbolt array (maybe that G-RAID Thunderbolt device?), and grab a cheaper USB3.0 4TB drive to back it up.... It's a smaller investment that could be used in the field later.


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