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

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Some new Mac Pro details
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:16:14 +0100 (BST)
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I'm not disappointed by the power. Just the lack of on board discs.

> From: RicCarter <ric at>
>To: Leica Users Group <lug at> 
>Sent: Friday, 25 October 2013, 13:35
>Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: Some new Mac Pro details
>I'd be curious to know what boxes are being used currently by those 
>disappointed in the power of this machine.
>On Oct 25, 2013, at 8:29 AM, Adam Bridge <abridge at> wrote:
>> 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 
>> different.
>> 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 happen.
>> I wonder if this is something holding up new displays from Apple.
>> Adam
>> On Oct 25, 2013, at 3:46 AM, Frank Dernie <Frank.Dernie at 
>>> wrote:
>>> 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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