USB3 express cards on a Macbook Pro ??

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USB3 express cards on a Macbook Pro ??

Postby scharamella » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:26 am

Hello all,

I've been having occasional issues with my FW400 drive... occasional glitch's etc which I thought were sync related...
However after re thinking it all, I suspect my real time drive may be the culprit.

So rather than just replace it, I wondered if anyone else on here is using USB3 drives ??

I have 2 x older style 17" Macbook Pro's for my Nuendo projects connected via an RME FF800..
They both have the express slot & I was wondering about this card....

Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 2 Port ExpressCard/34 to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Adapter from
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Sonnet%2 ... SB32PME34/

& team it with a USB powered drive of some description.

Anyone doing this ??
Opinions, experiences please ??

thanks in advance,
cheers
jim
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Re: USB3 express cards on a Macbook Pro ??

Postby scharamella » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Well I ordered a Sonnett USB2 express card /34 & an all in 1 HDD docking caddy that holds 2 x SATA 2.5" or 3.5" drives.........
Total cost for the 2 about $150 AUS.

AND.......

WOW... What a difference!!!
This system absolutely rips now.

I pulled up a job I'd just completed with about 16 tracks a few plug ins & a video file.
It worked before but the video playback was pretty ordinary & a real pain to match audio to picture.
Not any more.

Very happy !!!
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