So that might have sorted that problem. Now just need to decide if I'll get the Sonnet or Magma chassis.
And to compare, here's what the retina display MBP says:
So there is a difference. I just can't get anyone at Apple to confirm that 2 ports means much more than simply identifying what's plugged into which port. They still go back and forth on whether they think the ports have double the bandwidth and chaining capacity of single ported MBPs. But now that I know that the chipset is Intel DSL3510L, which is a 4 channel chip, I'm much more hopeful of double bandwidth performance in the real-world.
This is what I found through my conversations at the Apple Store in Glasgow today. According to my contacts, they do offer the double bandwidth, so you could get 14 TB products connected to one MBP Retina. Although I know of no-one who currently has 14 TB products to test this theory, if indeed true. These guys at Apple who I know have always given me sound and correct advise in the past and I see no reason to doubt them. But an official confirmation would help.
a friend called up magma. they say production units should be shipping within the next 2 weeks. let's hope that's true!
Steve, Ben, check the Tom's Hardware link Ben posted again. The DSL3510L is connected to the host system via a 4 lane PCIe 2.0 link. That means t-bolt B/W will be limited to 16gbps for both ports in the aggregate.
sooner than that.
Magma ExpressBox 3T Shipping as of this Friday, July 20th, according to an email I just got from them. But their website is down on that page right now.
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