Recommend 10GBase-T Card for 2012 oMP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ZZ Bottom, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    I looking for some recommendations for a 10GBASE-T PCI-e card compatible with 5,1 MP running 10.8 or 10.9. Preferably I would like one that may not break with OS updates. The intended purpose is to interface with a professional level shared storage for video production.

    What brands/models have any of you had success with?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JQuick macrumors member

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    I know that small-tree has a history of good mac support, and their drivers are already working in mavericks.
    http://www.small-tree.com/10GbE_Cards_s/4.htm


    Sonnet makes cards which are also bundled with thunderbolt expansion boxes, so might make a safer bat if you eventually migrate to a later mac pro. Unfortunately the drivers for those PCIe cards (the presto series) show up as "testing" for Mavericks.

    ATTO cards look interesting, though I have not very familiar them. In the driver support section for some ATTO PCIe cards it says "thunderbolt aware driver for mac os x 10.6.8 and above." This suggests that they may test both natively and in external expansions boxes.
     
  3. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    Love my ATTO card. Works great in my oMP, Magma TB chassis and Windows workstation. Very easy to set up and crazy fast
     
  4. ZnU macrumors regular

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    ATTO is the obvious choice on the Mac platform. Their SAS and 10 GbE hardware is basically the standard in high-end Mac-based pro video, and for good reason. Their stuff is solid, and they clearly develop/test it with Mac-based pro video use cases in mind — you're not buying gear targeted at the Linux/Windows server market that has had some OS X drivers written as an afterthought, the way you are with many other vendors.
     
  5. ZZ Bottom thread starter macrumors 6502a

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