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  1. #1 Interesting future Mac Pro rumor 
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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...ive-this-fall/

    This is going to be interesting.

    To get a more complete view be sure to read the original post the CNET article references.
    https://www.facebook.com/MacProsPlea...18830514796717

    This is from the guy who started the "We want a new Mac Pro" petition.


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    Been editing native R3d's over a SAS raid card connected through a thunderbolt enclosure on an iMac & it works just fine. With Thunderbolt's speed about to increase I don't see how external expansion is a bad thing for a majority of users. Seems like an inevitable evolution really.

    I'm curious to see where this goes.
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    The problem isn't external storage. The problem is PCIe slots. RedRocket, Video cards from AJA, Matrox, Black Magic, and various audio cards, all require PCIe slots. Even once Thunderbolt increases (which won't be until at least next year) it'll still only be about an 8x PCIe slot equivalent; enough for the current Red Rocket, but not enough for an additional graphics card.
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    also, there should be at least one firewire 800 port. we still use red drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Pasquariello View Post
    not enough for an additional graphics card.
    The article mentioned the ability to have multiple GFX cards so maybe it has 2 PCIe internally. One GFX card, One Rocket & everything else through thunderbolt?

    As for FW800, I think USB3 kinda killed that off. Why not just use that instead, it's on the same reader.

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    Nevermind, you said you use Red drives. Um, maybe a Thunderbolt hub then?
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    Whatever Apple releases, they could learn a lot by their past successes and mistakes.

    Apple might consider keeping the existing towers around for a while they release this new Mac Pro
    for the people that need that form factor.

    This would be similar to the gradual transition we saw from OS 9 to OS X. That transition was handled well.

    An example of a mistake is Apple releasing a forward thinking yet incomplete Final Cut Pro X and the immediate
    EOL of the established Final Cut Pro 7. No need to go over how that went.

    Pros are not consumers. Massive redesigns can be welcome but not if it suddenly upends the established system a business (post house, etc.) is based on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Timmons View Post
    Whatever Apple releases, they could learn a lot by their past successes and mistakes.
    Apple has a long track record of simply trashing the old in favor of the new. Remember colorful iMacs with no floppy drive? Laptops and iMacs without optical drives? They seem to enjoy moving on before their customers are ready, it's their way.

    Hackintosh towers might be around for a long time.
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    What i would like to know is with PCie3 around, which is a lot faster, going thunderbolt wouldn't it be a step back? With thunderbolt 2.0 this would make sense, but when is this even becoming available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Cooper View Post
    Apple has a long track record of simply trashing the old in favor of the new. Remember colorful iMacs with no floppy drive? Laptops and iMacs without optical drives? They seem to enjoy moving on before their customers are ready, it's their way.
    The irony is that that is precisely one of the things that makes them such a forward-thinking company, and the kind of behavior that initially drives many of us to take Mac/OSX for a spin.
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    I do think a modular approach is coming to the "pro" Mac design. Perhaps a high speed "bridge" of some kind will be used to "stack" the modules that is far faster than TB 2.0.

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    Considering the trajectory of the iMac, not to mention the laptops, what's the point of making a pro oriented machine that doesn't have serious expandability? Purely on logic - that's a fail.

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