SCSI Card for MacPro (ATTO ONLY?) at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 9th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 628
SCSI Card for MacPro (ATTO ONLY?)

Is this the only SCSI card that works?
ATTO Technology Express PCI UL5D Dual-Channel Ultra-320 SCSI Host Adapter PCI-Express Card - Mac/Win

I have some older Avid 10K drives that I want to Boot OSX from them. Then the OS will run faster (I have with Stripe 0). Yet this ATTO card is $500.00!


Last edited by Christopher Drews; January 9th, 2008 at 05:49 PM. Reason: typo
Christopher Drews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #2
Go Go Godzilla
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Posts: 2,765
Images: 15
If you want your OS to respond better then use a 10,000rpm Raptor as your boot drive. Having your OS live on an external drive is disaster waiting to happen, not to mention that you'll really not see any speed increase by putting the OS on an external in fact, you'll slow it down considerably. The reason is because your forcing all the core files to be moved through an external bus which first has to make it past all the internal API's and memory paths on the motherboard.

If you want an external SCSI array however, the UL5D is the perfect choice.
Robert Lane is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network