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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2014, 09:50:29 PM »

10.9.3 in in late beta testing at moment I believe.
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2014, 08:25:44 AM »

For poor cables try using Sugru if it's available where you are. It's a pliable compound that can be hand moulded around the weak areas, it sets to a hard rubber like compound in 24 hours.
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2014, 09:10:01 AM »

For poor cables try using Sugru if it's available where you are. It's a pliable compound that can be hand moulded around the weak areas, it sets to a hard rubber like compound in 24 hours.
Useful stuff that. I've seen it used to do some neat cable tweaks/mods like making a straight connecter be right angled, but not thought about it for simply fixing a crap design. Duh!
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2014, 09:49:57 AM »

This thread on Pegasus/TB/nMP may be of interest.

And someone realised that he can make his new MP double up as a cat feeder..



.....a use I hadn't thought of but maybe should consider as I have a bit of an infestation problem.  :-\
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2014, 12:59:08 PM »

That last picture reminds me of this one
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2014, 01:20:01 PM »

Hell & Tarnation. Thread has been cat-jacked!!
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2014, 02:29:36 PM »

That last picture reminds me of this one
My cats are obviously smarter.  - not a phrase I use often it has to be said.

Hell & Tarnation. Thread has been cat-jacked!!
Sssh! Don't tell Michael.
Though I'm surprised they aren't used more by the pixel peepers. Because cat fur and eyes are really good tests of image quality.
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2014, 02:43:13 PM »

Cats on Monitors: lol.

Though I'm surprised they aren't used more by the pixel peepers. Because cat fur and eyes are really good tests of image quality.

Uh-oh.

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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2014, 03:11:32 PM »

Don't miss this point though, which may have been overlooked with the cat stuff.
This thread on Pegasus/TB/nMP may be of interest.
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2014, 08:28:06 AM »

...This thread on Pegasus/TB/nMP may be of interest.
So far I have not experienced any sleep problems with the Pegasus2.

It seems most obedient to the MBP settings.

That being said, when I am working, I never check the the Energy Saver setting: 'Put hard disks to sleep when possible'. Honestly I cannot imagine why anyone would want to since the power required to spin up the disks is considerably more than that used to keep them spinning; + spin-up is noisy + you sit and wait...
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2014, 11:25:08 AM »

Also, spin up and down is physically hardest on the disk drives.
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2014, 10:34:30 PM »

Yes, I purchased one of those but did not look at the specs carefully enough. I thought 'Dual Link' meant that there were two DVI ports - thus allowing what I wanted: a single TB port/connector that would drive two monitors via DVI connections. Alas, that is not the case, the duality is: one DVI port and one paltry USB2 port  :'(
didn't read the whole thread, so sorry if this was clarified.

Dual link has to do with the bandwidth of the connection, not a dvi link and a usb link.  The usb connector is to power the circuitry in the converter.  A dual link converter is required for resolution differences of larger monitors.
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2014, 01:28:21 PM »

Thank-you for that Wayne - just helped me solve the problem of my old 30" Cinema Display not 'showing' the correct available resolutions is System Preferences/ Display on my new MacPro which arrived yesterday.

With a standard MiniDisplay to DVI adapter, the available screen resolutions were way too small - as soon as I switched that adapter out for the Dual Link variety, the screen resolutions all came back...
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Re: Quick report - New Mac Pro + Promise Pegasus2 R8
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2014, 05:14:07 PM »

Honestly I cannot imagine why anyone would want to since the power required to spin up the disks is considerably more than that used to keep them spinning; + spin-up is noisy + you sit and wait...
Can't be any noisier that my IcyBox eSATA enclosure. Makes a terrible racket, so I only keep stuff not accessed very often on there.
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