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Craig Alan
usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 27, 2014 at 5:39:33 pm

My understanding is there is no way to use a thunderbolt raid with an older Mac Pro (tower) Processor 2 x 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Memory 28 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC Graphics NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2048 MB

We use pegasus raids and OWCMETB7DH4.OT thunderbolt/ usb 3 raids in our studio and I need to bring projects or files home with me to the Mac Pro.

Would this be the best option

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/CalDigit/FASTA6GU3PRO/

Would this be as fast as the thunderbolt speeds I'm getting with our iMacs (2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7)?

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Oliver Peters
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 27, 2014 at 7:02:27 pm

I've installed several of these cards with good success. You can expect speeds better than FW800 and about the same as eSATA. A lot of the performance will depend on the array, but I doubt you'll get performance as goos as through Thunderbolt.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Craig Alan
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 27, 2014 at 7:14:27 pm

Good enough. Thanks.

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Craig Alan
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:41:19 pm

AVC-Intra 100 1080p60/30

3 camera multicam clips in FC. Will it be able to handle this?

An internal 2 drive software raid on the mac pro was able to handle it. Not super fast but I could edit the multicam.

But for projects I'm bringing to and from the studio this would get tedious.

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Oliver Peters
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:50:05 pm

Hmm... I would think (based on the numbers I've seen) that if your 2-stripe software RAID can do it, then the external USB3.0 drive would also be able to do it. Depends on the drive array itself, of course.

- Oliver

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Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Craig Alan
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:56:26 pm

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/METB7DH4.0T

what do you think?

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Oliver Peters
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 28, 2014 at 7:24:56 pm

Seems OK, but I have limited experience with OWC drives. The little I have had has been fine.

- Oliver

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Craig Alan
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 28, 2014 at 7:50:55 pm

well the pegasus drives work great but were three times the price at double the size. the owc seem to be working fine bout haven't used them with usb 3 since none of our computers have usb 3. i guess its worth a gamble for a $200 card since I have the drives already and need to go back and forth with projects.

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Craig Alan
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:58:20 pm

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/METB7DH4.0T/

I asked gary from an old thread too since he felt there were limitations to usb 3 in terms of software raids. and limited success from a lot of models.

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John Fishback
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 29, 2014 at 2:26:23 am

If the drive delivers the 500MBps it claims, it should work well enough.

Max Data Transfer Rate
Thunderbolt – Up to 10Gb/sec
USB 3.0 – Up to 500MB/sec
USB 2.0 – Up to 60MB/sec

John

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Craig Alan
Re: usb 3 in 2009 mac pro
on Sep 29, 2014 at 4:01:30 am

I'll give it a shot. I bit more life out of the ole cheese grater.

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