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Old 11-21-2013, 02:00 PM
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I am interested in moving my 3 card HD Accel system to a more portable platform (currently in a Mac Pro 2.66), such as a 3xPCIe Thunderbolt expansion chassis connected to a mid 2012 Mac Book Pro.

Is that configuration doable with the Magma or Sonnet PCIe/Thunderbolt Chassis and Pro Tools HD 10 on the TDM PCIe cards? From the sleuthing around that i have done so far, it looks like this is not possible. . . really too bad.

I fly a lot and would like to take my rig so I can use it for virtual soundcheck on Avid Profile consoles, and it would be much more portable for remote recording sessions, plus these Macbook Pros are faster than my MacPro. . . .

Any help/suggestions/pointers/warnings would be appreciated.

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Old 11-23-2013, 04:50 PM
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Is HDN Thunderbolt box not an option for you?
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Is that configuration doable with the Magma or Sonnet PCIe/Thunderbolt Chassis and Pro Tools HD 10 on the TDM PCIe cards? From the sleuthing around that i have done so far, it looks like this is not possible. . . really too bad.
Unfortunately, you're right. The only cards that will run in a thunderbolt->pcie chassis are hdn and hdx, the hd-tdm cards don't have the thunderbolt aware driver that is needed on a mac.
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AS THE KING of "hold fast" I declare….HOLD FAST.

Let the world sort it out and keep making money with your lovely plug-ins that work.

All will sort itself out…then new challenges will arise….

I am the KING ha ha ha hah (and I have spoken.)
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