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jesele 01-01-2020 08:43 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Thanks Larry, that's very helpful. Guess I'll just have to try with the iLok.

Jesper

Studio Dweller 01-01-2020 08:09 PM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
I've got my iLok 3 in the internal USB port now and it's working fine.

jesele 01-02-2020 12:02 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Brilliant, thanks again Larry.

Jesper

Michael Carnes 01-02-2020 06:06 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Studio Dweller (Post 2549625)
I've got my iLok 3 in the internal USB port now and it's working fine.

I do the same with mine. Apple barely mentions that port in the documentation, but it really helps keep a setup tidy.

uptheoctave 01-02-2020 06:48 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
I’ve filled 2x13 port rackmount hubs with devices and dongles.
One iLok inside isn’t really going to help me.

:)

BScout 01-02-2020 01:53 PM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
We put the dongles on the inside usb port (the internal usb port is nothing new to PCs in the workstation and server class) for a few reasons: harder to steal, less likely to be moved (accidentally or on purpose), and less likely to get physically broken.

Used to be if Pro Tools lost communication with the iLok with it's main license, it would just shut down (no "do you want to save.") If a usb hub lost power, an assistant moving rack gear in the machine room brushed up against a front or rear plugged in iLok (on the 5,1) and bent/broke the iLok, or someone grabbed the wrong key thinking it was a floater (like when the Waves Mercury HD used to be on floater iloks), you could lose everything.

We currently have a lot 1U rackmount high density VE Pros that have their elicenser key plugged internally for those reasons. It makes it very clean to move systems around or replace them.

So even if you have a lot of USB hub devices, having the main, critical ilok tucked away safely inside can be handy.

basehead617 01-03-2020 07:19 PM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Didn't realize until looking it up today that the new Mac Pro is not officially supported by Pro Tools. So yes, it might work but if you were to have any issues they'd probably just say 'it's not supported yet'.

I've been considering an HDX card - I didn't realize there would be extra power cables needed, let alone an adapter for the Mac Pro. Wonky.

LDS 01-04-2020 03:28 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by basehead617 (Post 2549840)
Didn't realize until looking it up today that the new Mac Pro is not officially supported by Pro Tools. So yes, it might work but if you were to have any issues they'd probably just say 'it's not supported yet'.

I've been considering an HDX card - I didn't realize there would be extra power cables needed, let alone an adapter for the Mac Pro. Wonky.


Wonky? I am really curious to know what you think the extra power cable and adapter actually do! :D

basehead617 01-04-2020 03:37 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LDS (Post 2549873)
Wonky? I am really curious to know what you think the extra power cable and adapter actually do! :D

I just didn't know there was anything like that involved.. not an HDX user. I assumed you just put the card in the slot and it worked.

Michael Carnes 01-04-2020 04:20 AM

Re: New Mac Pro (7.1)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by basehead617 (Post 2549840)
Didn't realize until looking it up today that the new Mac Pro is not officially supported by Pro Tools. So yes, it might work but if you were to have any issues they'd probably just say 'it's not supported yet'.

That could be because the Mac Pro only runs Catalina and the graphics support is still incomplete in PT 19.12. That would be a stopper for many people for a while longer. But I'm audio only and it's been behaving for me.


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