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  • Mac Studio purchase advice

    Posted by Bob Cole on November 27, 2023 at 11:38 am

    I am looking for some real-world advice on whether to upgrade my Mac Studio with M1 Max to a Studio M2 Max or M2 Ultra. My most demanding projects are multi-layer 4k MXF files.


    Eric Santiago replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Eric Santiago

    November 28, 2023 at 3:49 am

    I too am looking at upgrading my home 2013 Mac Pro.

    2019 ones are too pricey (use one at work) so hoping the latest Mac Studio can cut it.

    Pardon the pun 🙂

  • Bob Cole

    November 28, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    <<hoping the latest Mac Studio can cut it. Pardon the pun 🙂>>

    Or will it just fade out?

  • Robert Jackson

    March 28, 2024 at 5:04 pm

    There are many YouTube videos online that discuss the various versions of the MacStudio. You might be surprised that you might not need the latest “maxed out” version of the MacStudio to do the tasked requirements.

  • Eric Santiago

    March 29, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    At work I just received the latest M2 MAX loaded with 192GB RAM.

    So far its spunky and love the local drive 6800 plus speed (up/down avg) in Black Magic Disk Speed 🙂

    No so happy with the OWC ThunderBay RAID dropping to under 500 using the Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 converter cables. I did test other peripherals using that converter cable and so far as good. The bonus is that our Avid DNxIO works on it with the proper drivers.

    I will be putting it to the test next week as far as Pro Tools capability.

    We have a PCIe rack for the Pro Tools HDX cards and not sure if it will work with same converter cable.

    It will be pitted against a 2019 Mac Pro 3.5 GHZ 8-Core Intel Xeon W 96GB RAM.

    I am hoping this M2 MAX will work.

    But for myself I am waiting on the updates and wondering if WWDC will have that.

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