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    Since I have a long Thunderbolt cable going into...

    Since I have a long Thunderbolt cable going into my basement where all my noisy hard drives are, I may never know Rick! The ST6000NM0024's are pretty quiet, but these are ST6000NM0235's.

    While I...
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    I'm using my Burly (which by the way has lasted...

    I'm using my Burly (which by the way has lasted me three generations of Mac Pro, thank you!), eSATA card in a PCIe expansion chassis to Thunderbolt. The drives are Seagate Enterprise. Back of the...
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    Zero out drives with Disk Utility?

    Hello MacGurus Team:

    I've been zeroing out brand new conventional (spinning) hard drives with Disk Utility before putting them to use in the studio. Rick recommended this years ago. Is this advice...
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    Drive prep questions for a guru:

    1.) Ever since I first became a MacGurus' customer, I've taken their advice and do a secure erase in Disk Utility (1 pass of zeros) to every new drive I buy before putting them to work. Is this still...
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    Love my black Mac Pro. Also because it's small. I...

    Love my black Mac Pro. Also because it's small. I bought a bag for it, and can very easily carry it around.

    Almost silent, too, which is worth a lot.
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    WTB: Burly standard drive trays

    I'm always in the market for the BurlyHS-b-t standard drive trays. If you have used ones you want to sell, let me know.

    (uh-oh... MacGurus will delete my post and force me to buy new :) )
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    I noticed that dismount after sleep on my MacBook...

    I noticed that dismount after sleep on my MacBook Pro. My Mac Pro's never sleep, and I need to remember that with the laptops.

    Okay, I'm convinced and will buy an Akitio PCIe expansion chassis...
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    Last question (I promise!): Is my old reliable...

    Last question (I promise!):

    Is my old reliable Lycom PCIe SATAII Host Card 4-port compatible with any of the Thunderbolt to PCIe enclosures/adapters you carry? If not, the Akitio and the Newer...
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    For those following along at home, the Thunderbay...

    For those following along at home, the Thunderbay is getting poor marks when it comes to noise level. Since we're installing all this stuff in studios (some with machine rooms, but some without),...
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    It seems that every good solution for connecting...

    It seems that every good solution for connecting my 4-bay Burly to Thunderbolt is $200-300. That looks like money I could be spending on the 4-bay Datatale instead... hmm. Might be time to abandon...
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    Thanks Rick. Sorry for not noticing the "New!"...

    Thanks Rick. Sorry for not noticing the "New!" postings on the left. Great info.
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    Connecting Burly to new Mac Pro?

    Hello Gurus:

    I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger on the Mac Pro 6,1.

    What's the best way to keep using my Burly? I currently have the Lycom 4-port PCIe card in my Mac Pro 3,1.

    Do I use...
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    Seagate 6TB and Burly?

    Hello Gurus:

    My clients are expecting me to have insane amounts of data at my fingertips. I'm eyeing the expensive new 6TB drives from Seagate.

    First question: there seems to be some confusion...
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    Replaced the big back fan on the top (finally),...

    Replaced the big back fan on the top (finally), and the bay. Everything is quiet and fast. Thanks again.
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    Thanks Rick!

    Thanks Rick!
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    Small fan Burly replacement question:

    Which is the right fan to buy on the MacGurus website to replace the small one at the back of each bay inside a 4-bay Burly enclosure? The third one down stopped spinning.

    (and for other readers...
  17. Oy. I thought that just maybe I would hate this...

    Oy. I thought that just maybe I would hate this generation of USB less than the last two. Thanks for the warning Rick!

    Lycom card to eSATA Burly has been rock-solid and fast for 6 years now. No...
  18. possible to upgrade an eSATA Burly to USB3?

    I don't need to move yet, but when I upgrade to a Mac with no PCIe slots, I'm wondering if I can take my ye olde Burly and simply upgrade the board to get USB3 connecticity.
  19. top fan replacement in Burly 4-slot eSATA model?

    Hello Gurus and Users:

    What model fan should I buy online to replace the top one in my 4-slot Burly that has become very noisy? I already tried silicon lubricant, which worked for about a week.
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    In only one day of testing I've discovered that...

    In only one day of testing I've discovered that CrashPlan only fights Pro Tools while scanning. Scanning 9 drives and over 4 terabytes took 1.7 hours. Now it's trickling into the cloud and Pro...
  21. Thread: Thunderbolt?

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    P.S. I don't own any Thunderbolt-capable devices,...

    P.S. I don't own any Thunderbolt-capable devices, and won't for some time. This is just curiosity.
  22. Thread: Thunderbolt?

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    Thunderbolt?

    Hello Rick:

    I'm dreaming of a user-installable board upgrade to our Burly enclosures that would make them Thunderbolt compatible.

    Any thoughts or news about this bleeding-edge technology? (I...
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    Am I too late? I'll buy 'em! Nathaniel...

    Am I too late? I'll buy 'em!

    Nathaniel Reichman
    music producer re-recording mixer
    (518) 966-2226
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    Chronosync has been really reliable for me. I...

    Chronosync has been really reliable for me. I regularly update a synchronized clone of my studio hard drive, and use it as a way of bringing a portable version of my studio with me wherever I go.
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    Disk Activity monitoring utility?

    Hello Gurus:

    I'm experimenting with Crashplan and Pro Tools, and they seem to be fighting over the hard drives.

    Is there a utility out there like Activity Monitor that will let me see not just...
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