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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t-bolt is better but they are holding back gear and charging a ffff'ing fortune for it.

The promise pegasus r6 is a great piece of gear but it is 1500 bucks most of use do not want a piece of gear that good.

if they put out the pegasus r6 at 400 with no drives it would sell like a mofo.
I am not sure if that makes money for them but there needs to be a working price point. maybe 600 makes money for them for the r6 and 400 makes a profit for the r4. I have an r6 and it is really nice. lets me have super fast boot drives and raid setups.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My original MiniStack is still going strong. I did end up ripping the fan out of it though. That sucker was annoying.

I wouldn't mind having the new model under my 2010 mini. I just sort of need an excuse to buy another external. I must be the lucky one out there that never has hard drive failures.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming that usb3 is faster than FW800, is there a cable that connects the thunderbolt port in the mini to a usb3 port?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Assuming that usb3 is faster than FW800, is there a cable that connects the thunderbolt port in the mini to a usb3 port?


USB3 is substantially faster 5.0Gbps vs. 800Mbps.
I've never seen an adapter. I doubt very much that one will ever exist.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Fox wrote:
Assuming that usb3 is faster than FW800, is there a cable that connects the thunderbolt port in the mini to a usb3 port?


USB3 is substantially faster 5.0Gbps vs. 800Mbps.
I've never seen an adapter. I doubt very much that one will ever exist.



you are most likely correct. but new atx boards have t-bolt
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
new atx boards have t-bolt


This is welcome news for everyone.

It's funny because this will have more of a positive effect for the Mac community than the Windows users because they already have USB 3 as a heathy alternative.

Apple should get onboard with USB3 as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since the lacie little big disk with samsung ssds and the promise Pegasus r6 have been really nice gear. I have both and they are good (costly) but very reliable.


I would wait for some of this gear to come out, rather then get the "dead end" new mini stack. Unless you have a 2010 mac mini.

t-bolt links some very nice gear
new board with t-bolt support

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5351/msis-z77-ivy-bridge-motherboards-at-ces-now-with-thunderbolt-support


bus powered ssd this one is a great piece of gear for imac and mac mini

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5330/elgatos-thunderbolt-ssd-bus-powered-120240gb-available-in-february




http://www.anandtech.com/show/5313/lacie-at-ces-2big-esata-thunderbolt-hubs


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5321/oczs-portable-thunderbolt-ssd-lightfoot



external gpu!!!


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5352/msis-gus-ii-external-gpu-via-thunderbolt

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5345/seagates-goflex-thunderbolt-adapters

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5400/belkin-brings-home-automation-tv-and-thunderbolt-solutions-to-ces

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5403/cactus-ridge-understanding-the-new-more-affordable-thunderbolt-controller


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5405/the-first-thunderbolt-speed-bump-likely-in-2014


some of the above pieces of gear are really nice..

as for lacie t-bolt little big disk 1000 plus hours as my osx for lion pretty much flawless.

my build link


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1280118

i am using a pair of samsung 256gb ssds series 470 with the fan pulled
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
external gpu!!!

I don't think they will be cheap, but I'm interested in learning more. Especially with Apple sort of heading back to Intel-based graphics in everything.
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