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Will Pro Tools MBox 2 Pro Work With 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by OnTrack Studios, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    OnTrack Studios

    I'm really interested in picking up the new 13" MBP but I'm hearing a lot of issues with Pro Tools and the new macbook lineup. My MBox 2 Pro uses FW400 only and I've also heard that a 7200RPM HD is required for Pro Tools LE 8 to run properly. Any ideas?
  2. macrumors 6502

    You don't need a 7200rpm hard drive for it to run properly, 5200rpm is fine. The new MacBook Pros only have firewire 800, so im not too sure how you can connect it. I run 7.4.2 on my aluminum MacBook Pro with an MBox 2 (USB) and it runs perfectly.
  3. macrumors G4

    The new MBP just announced has FW800. FW400 can plug into a FW800 port if you have the correct cable. Also 7200RPM is not an issue because you would be using an external disk drive.

    Something like this....
  4. macrumors regular

    OnTrack Studios

    Are the 400->800 firewire cables and adapters available anywhere other than online? And I currently record on my 15" MBP (early 2007) without an external drive. Will I be forced to use a firewire drive with the newer models?

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