New Mac Pro and USB 3.0?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pdutta2000, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. pdutta2000 macrumors regular

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    Figuring that the new Mac Pro will arrive sometime in the January 2009 timeframe (hopefully)...is there enough time for them to incorporate the new USB 3.0 spec? I'd love to have that kind of transfer rate available to me when USB 3.0 devices start to ship.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I certainly don't see why they couldn't start to use that tech and if they're going to, then I'm sure there is time. However, there seems to be something that most want more than USB 3.0 and that is Blue Ray.
     
  3. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    No, USB 3 won't be available for a year or two.
     
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  5. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    Blu-ray should have been available for the mac a long time ago. Whats taking apple so long to get this going??? I need to backup all my porn on one disc.
     
  6. CWallace macrumors 603

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    It has been available for the Mac for a long time - especially as it relates to using it for data storage.

    Not just from Apple.
     
  7. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    Come on... be honest with us, you know it would take about 10 disc for that :p
     
  8. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    10 blurays or DVD-DLs?
     
  9. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    Blu Rays FOR SURE :D
     
  10. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    yet another unrelated thread degenerating into a discussion of blu ray.
     
  11. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    Everything i have read, which isn't a lot has said 2010 with possible holiday 2009 push for 3.0(not for mac pro, but for anything). Let's just hope Firewire 3200 gets put in the next update.
     
  12. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it, but when it does I'd just throw in a USB3 PCI card and a FW3200 card.
     
  13. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    And it will still be slower than Firewire 800, let alone 3200.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    At this point USB 3.0 is a specification for the connector (beta ver 0.97 I believe). It has quite a ways to go before any actual chip set will be manufactured for distribution.
     
  15. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    'quite a ways' ? Improve your grammar!

    USB 3.0 is a distant technology. You can see from the roadmap (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/08/14/intel_posts_usb_3_hci_spec/) that initial deployment will not take place until 2Q 2009. There is a chance that Apple will delay the Mac Pros until the new Intel chipset is ready, but I doubt that very much.

    Best thing to do would be to buy the Nehalem Mac Pro, buy a USB 3.0 PCI card when it's available with devices that actually use it, then save for a Larrabee GPU for Q4 2009/2010.

    What I do want to see, though, is Wireless USB. That would, and I can't believe I'm using the word, own. Apple could really get the adoption of the technology rolling by including WUSB across its products. I mean, who doesn't want to walk in the room and have their camera sync with iPhoto before they even get to the desk? Or have their iPod/iPhone sync in a similar manner, even when they're not in front of the computer? Or connect to external hard drives hidden away under your desk, without cables trailing up the back? It's such an Apple thing to do, and the OSX ease-of-use card would make it fantastic. Maybe Apple could even come up with some USB-WUSB adapters for existing devices, or upgrade the Airport Express to share devices with WUSB?

    Wow, I got carried away.
     
  16. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    USB 3.0 is not even due out until 4th quarter of 2010.
     
  17. Kernos macrumors newbie

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    Intel is putting USB 3 off till 2011 now.

    <http://www.reghardware.com/2009/10/23/intel_superspeed/>

    How will it compare to eSata? Will it be bootable or have a target disk mode. These are essentials for HDD, IMO.
     
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  19. Chilla Frilla macrumors member

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    Old threads are old. :)
     
  20. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    Interesting that members yell when other members don't search for existing threads....and now they yell at other members for using existing threads (even if they are 2 years old)...

    You just can't win.

    GL
     
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    Well... it's encouraged to search for existing threads that have answers to your questions, rather than start a new thread to ask something that was already answered.

    This is bumping an old thread, to contribute with news that isn't news at all (an article from 8 months ago?).

    So.. nothing interesting about it :p
     
  23. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    who's yelling?
     
  24. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Intel must be pushing Light Peak. Why support a new backwards compatible technology when you can support a new technology that will require all new components and peripherals?
    :rolleyes:
     
  25. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    They are. That's why USB 3.0 support won't be added to their chipset offerings until 2012, as to help stall it, and allow LP to gain traction (they do have control over an awful lot of systems made... ;)).
     

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