So, like Christmas morning, two RED Rockets arrived this morning. Totally psyched. I've had 2 Sonnet Echo Pros waiting in the wings for them.
Using one, I get supreme real time playback at 1/2 res in Cine X and Premiere Pro. Don't know how I lived without a Rocket for this long.
Using two, I get a terrible bottleneck which locks and freezes both REDCine X and Premiere Pro (when used independently of each other and no other programs running.)
Macbook Pro 2011 Thunderbolt --> Echo Express Pro --> Echo Express Pro --> Promise 12TB RAID --> Thunderbolt display. Obviously well under the 6 periph limit for Thunderbolt. I will try again when my Retina Macbook gets here in a week or two, and if that proves not to help the bottleneck continue using one RR and wait for Thunderbolt optical cables later this year. Hopefully can get both up to speed, but I'm sure the 4X slots have something to do with the bottleneck.
Anyone else attempted to double up on the cards with a laptop and Thunderbolt? Love to hear some folk chime in.