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  • Vladimir Kucherov

    August 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Seems pretty comprehensive. I guess 2008 model macs are officially not certified? Hopefully they’ll work anyway!

    Also, does this mean we’re close to release?

  • Mika Joon

    August 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Hi There

    exciting to feel the launch pad is ready for take off.

    question, from the config guide(page 12):

    “Storage Options – Internal
    5 x 7200rpm SATA hard disks, plus
    1 x OWC Multi-Mount 3.5” to 5.25” bracket set”

    how do you connect the 5th drive? I mean is it an esata connection? if so you could software raid all 5 drives as raid 0? or is it optical bay connection, i’m not sure what transfer rate/speed that is.

    I know the 2008 MacPros came with 2 spare esata ports that would allow you to have an extra 2 internal drives for a total of 6 internal esata drives that could be software raided as 0 and achieve reads of 550mbs

    you would need a caddy pro2 in the optical bay to properly mount the optical drive and the 2 drives

    but I believe these 2 extra ports were removed in the 2009 MacPros and most likely in the 2010

    could someone please point me to where I can find more info into the 5th drive in the optical bay installation and it’s connectivity from drive to computer

    I saw the OWC website, and also show a bracket to install up to two 3.5″ hard drives in the optical bay, but how do you connect those drives without the need of another card

    thanks in advance

  • Illya Laney

    August 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I only saw monitoring via SDI mentioned in the guide. Does this mean HDMI isn’t supported now or is Black Magic just reinforcing that SDI is only available through those specific cards?
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  • Mika Joon

    August 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I guess with the limited amount of space available behind the mac pro the hdmi out requires a slot

  • Margus Voll

    August 31, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    hdlink pro and you get dvi or display port from sdi.

    i will go with hd link pro and display port. not to hard to go from dvi version to hdmi.

    and yes ports are limited.

    but i see your point with the hdmi ports as DeckLink HD Extreme 3D has hdmi on board.


  • Margus Voll

    August 31, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Will CalDigit SuperShare be certified ?


  • Ola Haldor voll

    August 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I’d guess it’s due to the limited space on the expansion slot side of any Mac Pro. As far as I know, Decklink HD EXtreme sends signals through SDI, HDMI and component at the same time. I’d be surprised if you can’t use any of those.

    The tiny small holes on the Mac.. hmm.. Wonder if there’s an HDMI cable small enough to fit through one of those. Then you could connect the cable directly to the Decklink card.

  • Margus Voll

    August 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Lets remodel mac pro aluminium case 🙂

    I hope next version of mac pro to have some more pcie slots.


  • Ola Haldor voll

    August 31, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    If I read the PDF correct, “any type of hard drive setup is possible to use”. Not the correct phrase, but the idea is something like that. They even mention FireWire 800 as an option! They mention this under the RED r3d Decoding part.

    “(…)the Mac Pro’s limitation of four PCIe slots will necessitate the use of an internal storage software RAID, a FireWire 800 drive, or both

    I use an eSATA RAID. I should be able to add and use that to the list of disks, just like I can see any other disk in Finder.

    As for the fifth disk
    The PDF states: “We recommend installing a fifth disk under the optical drive”…..

  • Margus Voll

    August 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Generally it all seems simple if you use specified gpu’s and machines stuff inserted in specified slots.


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