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Michael Hadley
Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:51:26 pm

Trying to find a solution that would work with both my 2009 tower, which has a usb3 card, and my ordered-but-not-yet-delivered Mac Pro.

The Promise R series is TB2 but no USB 3.

Thoughts? Advice?

Thanks.


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Nikolas Bäurle
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:13:33 pm

I have a feeling there are no large HDs with Thunderbolt... The LaCie d2 3TB Thunderbolt has USB3, but the 5big series only has Thunderbolt.

You could use this:

http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U055/


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Michael Hadley
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:39:28 pm

Hmm. That looks promising. Thunderbolt 2 in to Belkin. USB 3 out to to Cal Digit USB 3 card in the old Mac Pro.

Thanks.


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Bill Davis
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:31:58 pm
Last Edited By Bill Davis on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:41:04 pm

I kinda wonder if all this is going to matter much in a few years.

The trend to larger SSD drives on a host machine leads me to think that we're not too far from a simple two tiered system.

Most editors (and editing software) will expect big solid state system drives that can pool and work with everything from the OS to the App AND it's "local content library" pretty much instantly. External drives (local or networked, doesn't matter) will be relegated into the roll of "feeders" into that system.

And as such, their speed - either internally or via network connection - won't be a very important factor.

Think about that in conjunction with the FCP-X content reference architecture that lets you edit immediately with low rez thumbnail video files and easily swaps those out with links to the more robust media files as they're on-line.

Even the cheap backup Seagate drives I buy at Costco are just bit buckets that have removable "snap on" interface modules. I can snap in USB-3, Firewire 800, and likely soon, a Thunderbolt i/o module and I suspect that will be plenty fast to serve the files the software needs onto the SSD as needed for actual editing.

We're headed for a whole new era here.

And it looks pretty sweet.

Know someone who teaches video editing in elementary school, high school or college? Tell them to check out http://www.StartEditingNow.com - video editing curriculum complete with licensed practice content.


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John Fishback
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:39:29 pm

I've been using the Seagate TB snap in for at least 6 months. It works fine.

John

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Dave Gage
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:29:52 pm

[Nikolas Bäurle] "
You could use this:

http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U055/"


I wish I could find the same thing, but less expensive. Although they haven't "officially" stated it's in the works, I'm hoping for a new OWC Voyager type drive dock to come out with ThunderBolt (1 or 2). These days, a single drive is plenty good and fast for me for backup and I edit with built-in drives.

In theory, if and when OWC comes out with a new drive dock, it should include both USB3 and ThunderBolt 1 or 2. But, I'm only guessing and hoping.

Dave


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Paddy Uglow
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:18:22 pm

Can you use a Thunderbird2 drive on the Mac Pro and connect the other computer via network, or are the two computers in different places or not on at the same time?
The new Lacie T2 drive looks pretty impressive!

Paddy, CreativeMedia.org.uk


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Michael Hadley
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:40:48 pm

Networking is another option I suppose. Small shop. Three unnetworked machines. Recommendations for simple/easy way to network/share media drives without getting in fibre channel, etc?


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Paddy Uglow
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:58:15 pm

Apple's quite a good OS for file-sharing.
Here's their (rather old if you look at the computer diagrams!) How To page:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1433

Here's an even easier one for Mavericks:
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13838

It looks like modern macs have gigabit ethernet cards, so you should be able to share a drive without bottlenecks.

Paddy, CreativeMedia.org.uk


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Tony Silanskas
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 11, 2014 at 5:25:18 am

OWC just came out with one. Goes up to 8TB.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/External-Drive/OWC/Elite-Dual-RA...

tony

http://www.HungryCliff.com


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Michael Hadley
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
on Jan 11, 2014 at 3:28:14 pm

Thanks. These are close but not Thunderbolt 2--just legacy TB 1.

I'll look at the networking info. Thanks again.


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