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sonnet has some nice t-bolt gear for the new mini if + when

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: sonnet has some nice t-bolt gear for the new mini if + when Reply with quote

I was on sonnet's website.

http://www.sonnettech.com/


http://www.sonnettech.com/news/nab2011/index.html


the fusion f2tbr

is a 2 drive ssd t-bolt it could be a stand under your new 2011 mini speedy boot drive maybe.

the fusion e400tbr5 and d800tbr5 would be huge storage devices


but this unit the echo express pcie expansion chassis allows external gpu so a t-bolt mini will be able to have real graphics
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, the sonnet echo express is a HUGE deal
The lack of PCIe expansion slots is now a thing of the past. This latest version of mac mini is a game changer.

For those of you that have not taken the time to read the sonnet page:

Echo Express PCIe 2.0 Expansion Chassis

Expand Your Adapter Card Possibilities
Sonnet’s Echo™ Express PCIe 2.0 Expansion Chassis with Thunderbolt™ Ports enable you to connect one high-performance PCI Express® 2.0 adapter card to any computer with a Thunderbolt port. Imagine using full-size professional video capture cards, 8Gb Fibre Channel cards, 10-Gigabit Ethernet cards, and RAID controller cards with your new iMac® or MacBook® Pro—the Echo Express expansion chassis makes it possible! Available in two sizes, the standard Echo Express PCIe 2.0 Expansion Chassis with Thunderbolt Ports supports one half-length, double-width, x16 (x4 mode), PCIe 2.0 card, while the XL model supports one full-length card; both models have fans to cool the cards. The standard model includes a built-in 75W power supply, while the XL model includes an integrated 150W power supply with a 75W PCIe power connector. Two Thunderbolt ports support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on the host computer.

Room to Expand—Connect one half-length (full-length in XL model), double-width PCIe 2.0 adapter card to a computer with a Thunderbolt port.
High Bandwidth—x16 (x4 mode) 2GB/s PCIe 2.0 slot perfect for special-purpose PCIe cards for video capture, Fibre Channel, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, digital audio, RAID control, multiple screen video, etc.
Power for Powerful Cards—Integrated 75W power supply (150W including one 75W PCIe power connector in XL model).
Two Thunderbolt Ports—Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a new link


http://www.macnn.com/articles/11/07/15/sonnet.describes.new.gear.at.show.sept.8.13/

a september demo maybe an oct/nov release
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vidock has something similar in developement as well. This would be great for the mac mini.



http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/01/external-thunderbolt-pci-expansion-chassis-and-hub-in-development/[/url]
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pcie add on has me deciding to buy a 2011 server with 2 750gb 7200 rpm oem hdds.

it is coming in a few days. I would like to use the 750gb hdds for storage an add on gpu an add on ssd and an add on dvd player.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Awesome Reply with quote

Great find i was contemplating the new mini but thinking a hackintosh would get me the better graphics card I really (pregnant wife really wants star wars the old republic and ff14)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am also thinking of testing if 16gb ram will boost the graphics on the server card. 8gb moves the ram up to 512mb at 2gb ram the ram for the intel 3000 graphics is 264mb at 4gb ram it is 384mb at 8gb it is 512mb ram. if the graphics just pulls a certain percent it may go higher then 512mb. so going to 16gb ram may be like adding a better graphics card.


I HAVE NO INFO FOR OR AGAINST THIS GUESS. Only thing I see is the 3000 graphics pulls more ram when I add more ram. This could mean a lot for server owners. They may have better graphics then the 2.7GHz mini. When the server is loaded with 16gb ram.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a pair of 8gb sticks on order. so I wil also find out how they will affect the intel 3000 graphics on the base mini and the server mini
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