How many of you own Apple Quad-Channel 4GB Fibre Channel PCI Express Card

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  1. napninjanx macrumors newbie

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    Would it be necessary to buy that Apple Quad-Channel 4GB Fibre Channel PCI Express Card? I mean I do transfer GB of items day by day.
     
  2. applereviewguy macrumors regular

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    Don't waste your money.

    Invest in a nice Firewire 800 drive, or get a USB 3.0 PCI card and USB 3.0 HDD.

    Unless you already have a Fibre channel interface (and if you do, you already have your answer) , you would need to also invest into that.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    GBs of data really isn't that much these days.
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Even USB 2.0 could transfer something like 3.5TB of data in a 24hr period (theoretical, more like 3TB actial). Gigabit Ethernet can theoretically do 10.8TB (again prob more like 8-9TB real life). No you don't need anything fancy.... Let is know if you need to start moving 4K Raw video files in real time....
     
  5. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Note that it's 4 Gb FC, not 4 GB FC.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    Do you have a fiber channel RAID with around 16 drives to attach your machine to?

    If not, then no, you definitely do not have a use for it.
     

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