View Full Version : Thunderbolt Connection on Red Station
12-30-2011, 07:39 AM
I was thinking last night...since having recently purchased a new Macbook Pro a few months ago with the new thunderbolt connection port in it. Most laptops do not have Esata ports. Meaning the fastest offload option on the laptop is FW800. aroudn 30 minutes to offload the 64GB card. It would be AWESOME if we could get a thunderbolt connection so we can use the new Macbook Pro as a FAST FAST FAST offload station on set.
What do you think?
12-30-2011, 11:50 AM
Already been discussed to death here... But yeah, would be nice to have Thunderbolt and USB3.0 connectivity on future RED Station products!
12-30-2011, 11:56 AM
Aren't the cards limited to Esata speeds anyway?
Blair S. Paulsen
12-30-2011, 12:20 PM
The max read speed off the RedMags may fall short of the theoretical max speed of an eSATA bus, but I don't think that's the whole story.
In the real world, having lots of fast spigots on Red Stations is a meaningful feature since not all downloading scenarios include an easy to access hot-swappable eSATA port.
I have every confidence that the next generation of Red Stations will offer a new I/O board that supports TB and USB3. Let me add my voice to those hoping that upgrade will happen sooner than later.
FWIW, I think its in RED's best interest to make things like downloading data as fast and easy as possible (which I am sure they know). Not only does it improve the user experience, but it makes it easier to convince producers that shooting RED will not result in lots of OT for DITs.
Cheers - #19
12-30-2011, 12:45 PM
Sorry Jeff...didn't know this was "beating a dead horse." :emote_head_explode:
Cid J Salcido Uyarra
01-05-2012, 07:20 AM
TB products are barley rolling out. Until it's fully implemented in the PC world we'll see more products. MAGMA (http://www.magma.com/thunderbolt.asp) has pushed their dates on the 3-Slot PCIe Card Enclosure.
Best time to check back will be NAB or early spring.
If anything I NEED a Thunderbolt Red Rocket