Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Some new Mac Pro details
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:29:30 -0400
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I don't understand the necessity of putting drives internal to the 
computer's case. With multiple terabytes of data an external RAID of some 
kind is almost a requirement. Those external devices are seldom touched by 
the user so they can be at a remove from the computer - they don't add to 
the heat load.

And there ARE dual GPUs in this machine, you'll note. 

I don't see a "plethora" of wires being an issue here. For those who need 
USB in bulk there are plenty of USB 3 connections. There are Thunderbolt 2 
connections to go to monitors which can be daisy-chained.

I think the cable thing isn't real, it just seems real because it's 

The thing that needs to be fixed is a software update to OS X to support 
greater than 8 bit displays. If Apple wants to play in the high quality 
output game (and they'd better) this has to be fixed so wide gamut monitors 
can easily be used. I know they can be now - but it's not trivial to make 

I wonder if this is something holding up new displays from Apple.


On Oct 25, 2013, at 3:46 AM, Frank Dernie <Frank.Dernie at> 

> For me the biggest disappointment is the absence of built in hard drive 
> bays. Yes it has pretty styling, yes it is small and yes it is quiet - but 
> of course it is, all the big noisy bits are going to be hanging off it 
> with a plethora of wires in disparate boxes of random styling.
> Somebody missed the point here IMHO.
> I guess it makes it more portable for use all around a network.
> FD

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