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Old 06-04-2019, 09:09 AM
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With the existing "Trash Can Mac Pro's" for those of us wanting to use
HDX cards we had to buy this:
https://www.sonnetstore.com/collecti...mac-pro-server

Right off the top we save $2 K (once the unit is set up with expansion bays).
So when you take a trashcan and lay it out it costs about $7500.00
Now these new MAC Pro's and their price seem good in comparison.
My Cheese Grater Macs cost $5K in 2012.
They have lasted 7 years so far.
If we take the cost based on 250 days a year of work, divided by
7 years it costs less than $2.86 a day!
It makes the new Macs and the flexibility and power look that more
attractive!
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:35 AM
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With every new machine comes the “delight” of another annual Apple OS.....although I won’t be at the iTunes funeral, I don’t relish so much OS tweakery. Not good for Avid or other developers...we the customer just wait for the tumbleweed to settle whilst everything gets re-tested and rewritten again....until qualified as safe.....
Just say no to the inevitable march of progress.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:59 AM
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Progress denier - I love it!

The cost....Marti I think for a larger shop the economics stack up well, for the smaller more boutique outfit (such as moi) less so...


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Old 06-05-2019, 10:51 AM
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Two maxed out Mac minis for the price of one new cheese grater. That's one option.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:37 AM
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Progress denier - I love it!
The Judean People's Front all the way!

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Old 06-06-2019, 10:28 AM
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With the existing "Trash Can Mac Pro's" for those of us wanting to use
HDX cards we had to buy this:
https://www.sonnetstore.com/collecti...mac-pro-server

Right off the top we save $2 K (once the unit is set up with expansion bays).
So when you take a trashcan and lay it out it costs about $7500.00
Now these new MAC Pro's and their price seem good in comparison.
My Cheese Grater Macs cost $5K in 2012.
They have lasted 7 years so far.
If we take the cost based on 250 days a year of work, divided by
7 years it costs less than $2.86 a day!
It makes the new Macs and the flexibility and power look that more
attractive!
Plus, they are going to make a rack mount version, so that will be nice. Hopefully it's not too much extra./Users/protools12s/Desktop/MAc Pro Rack.png
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:56 AM
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One big thing I don't hear in the discussion of the new Mac Pro: Its mere existence is proof of Apple's commitment to professionals. This will benefit all Mac users, as third-party software developers will redouble their support of macOS.
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Apple is committed to pros? - it killed Aperture off “without so much as a by my leave”. It also didn’t make friends with the fcp7-fcpx debacle either.....
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Apple is committed to pros? - it killed Aperture off “without so much as a by my leave”. It also didn’t make friends with the fcp7-fcpx debacle either.....
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Ha! Yes, I get it. I'm just imagining an alternate reality in which Apple discontinued the Pro computer line and focussed on iPhone. Then there would be riots in the streets! Recent news is pretty good by comparison.
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Ha! Yes, I get it. I'm just imagining an alternate reality in which Apple discontinued the Pro computer line and focussed on iPhone. Then there would be riots in the streets! Recent news is pretty good by comparison.
There were riots in machine rooms when they came out with the coffee/trash can, but how many years did it take them to come out with a bona fide pro desktop? And how many versions of iPhone?

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