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mac world lab test new mac pro thunderbolt usb 3 firewire 800 performance bandwidth throughput external hard drive cinema displayNot long ago, Macworld put the new Mac Pro to the test on the front of connectivity and external drive performance. At one point the test involved 36 devices connected via Thunderbolt, USB 3, and even FireWire 800 (via Thunderbolt docks), including an extensive list of external hard drives plus an Apple Thunderbolt display, two Apple Cinema Displays, and a 27-inch HP LED display. The results shed very interesting light on some of the capabilities — and possible limitations — of Thunderbolt daisy chains. More »

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g-tech g-speed studio external hard drive raid thunderbolt enclosure storage video editing digital cinematographyIf you were worried that the new Mac Pro might start feeling a little lonely as the only shiny trashcan-like piece of hardware on your desk, fear not. G-Technology, makers of video editing-ready external hard drives such as G-RAID, recently announced a 4-bay external RAID enclosure with Thunderbolt 2 dubbed G-SPEED Studio. Sporting up to 24TB in enterprise-class 7200RPM hard drives, G-SPEED Studio also bears a rather uncanny resemblance to the Mac Pro. More »

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Western Digital Red NASDealing with video these days usually means working with lots of data, and when you’re working with a lot, it usually means you’re backing up even more. One solution for backing up is to buy drives that already come in a RAID (like the popular G-RAID, and another is to either purchase or make your own with bare drives (and yes, before going further, RAID itself is not necessarily backup depending on how it’s configured and where the physical drives are). If you’re going to be putting together your own RAID system, click through for which drives might be a good buy. More »

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Perhaps overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the release of Final Cut Pro X is the fact that Apple’s other video editing-friendly technology, Thunderbolt, is finally here. While the port has been shipping on the latest Mac computers, until now there were no currently-shipping RAID storage products compatible with the speedy new interface. On the official Apple store, four products from manufacturer Promise are now available. Priced between $1k-2k, here are the four available options: More »