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Old 12-09-2014, 03:42 PM
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Default HD Native with iMac and Akitio Thunderbolt box

I made a switch from 2010 Mac Pro 6*3.33 to 2013 iMac 21.5" i7 3.1GHz. I moved my HD Native PCIe card to Akitio Thunderbolt enclosure. What's important, my iMac has 1TB Fusion drive which initially people reported as problematic. At this moment I run it on OSX 10.9.4 with Pro Tools HD 10.3.9 software and I experience no problems. The system is actually better and more stable than the previous one. No errors, plenty of processing power. I split my drive to two partitions: 120GB for system and 1TB for the rest. I actually run sessions from it with absolutely no problems. I tested several USB 3.0 drives and the perform awesome too. iMac is dead quiet even under heavier load. Much quieter than Mac Pro 5,1.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:15 AM
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Default Re: HD Native with iMac and Akitio Thunderbolt box

Akitio, as all PCIe boxes, suffers from loud fan. I decided to disconnect the fan and there are no signs of any excessive heat from HD Native card. I have been running it this way 24/7 for a few weeks now and it works great.
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