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Old 05-30-2012, 03:18 PM
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Default When are Thunderbolt drivers coming? Echo Express ships June 8th.

Sonnet's Echo Express PCIe to Thunderbolt adapter now has a shipping date of June 8th. Now that this is finally a reality, I'm wondering how soon Avid will have drivers ready, as I'm under the impression these are required to use it.

I know Avid has been showing off the Magma at trade shows, so I know they already have a working driver.

Since these units were originally supposed to come out a year ago, I would hate to see it delayed any longer after the units are available.

I'm hoping someone from Avid can let us know here.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: When are Thunderbolt drivers coming? Echo Express ships June 8th.

Now that some of the major motherboard manufacturers like Asus etc are including Thunderbolt in the PC world, I'm actually looking forward to it. Hopefully this will start to pick up some steam now with 3rd party Thunderbolt devices.

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Old 05-31-2012, 03:09 AM
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Default Re: When are Thunderbolt drivers coming? Echo Express ships June 8th.

Same here, I can't wait untill it is all usable on Windows.
Though I think I'm going to sit it out untill Intel releases a six or 8 core of the Haswell processor somewhere in 2013. This chip suposse to have the Thunderbolt built inside instead of on the mobo what you have now with Ivy/Sandy Bridge (the Z77A-GD80 looks great though). I'd love to replace my current FireWire PMIO with the Apollo and several UAD plugs.
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...sit it out untill Intel releases a six or 8 core of the Haswell processor somewhere in 2013. This chip suposse to have the Thunderbolt built inside instead of on the mobo...
Cool. I didnt know that.

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Default Re: When are Thunderbolt drivers coming? Echo Express ships June 8th.

I'm reluctant to buy some thunderbolt drives. Would like to, but they are insanely expensive (most of the time). I guess the ubiquitous pc market will help spread thunderbolt and we're going to see many products within a year. At least I hope so.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:55 AM
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Default Re: When are Thunderbolt drivers coming? Echo Express ships June 8th.

A Thunderbolt expansion chassis with Windows "shouldn't" be a problem at all, as Windows sees the chassis as an extension of the PCIe bus, and just works. As for OS X, that's where drivers for the specific cards comes into play.
And as for PT, and version 10.2 specifically? All I can say at this time is
More to follow.........
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