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Old September 30th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Mac Gurus... Caldigit AV drive - FW800 + USB3 - Bus powered drive...work on a mac?

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Hi Guys.. I have a i7 MBP.. any news with USB3 compatibility?

Please check out the product above, manufacturer states compatible with Mac OS 10.6 or above with ExpressCard adapter :)

Any one of you guys using USB3? wheres the bottleneck? is it going to be the drive it self??
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Old October 4th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #2
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No current model Mac has USB3 built in. Caldigit have developed their own USB3 drivers & interface cards. Provided that you have the 17" i7 MBP with the Express card slot then you could use that interface. This is very new stuff so you would be a pioneer:-) Ultimately the bottleneck would the speed of getting data on & off the disk as even eSATA which is slower than USB3 is higher throughput than the fastest disk.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Lacie has finally released a USB3 driver for Mac. Google it.

Their USB3 Express card 34 will be compatible with their hard drives ONLY. Which is not that bad as some say, provided you'r building a new system.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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Wait on USB 3 for the time. It took some time for the reality of USB 2 to sink in for video editing. It works but is no FireWire. While the theoretical speed of USB3 is high and it should work for average HD video editing, high bandwidth tasks are yet to be tested.
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