Submitted by abstractrude on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:01pm
Active Storage seems to be back. This post was found on their support forums:
Active Storage is back in business under new management. We are happy to announce that we honor warranties for installed ActiveRAID, mRAID and mVault products. We offer three-year system warranty starting from the invoice date and one-year warranty for batteries. For products with expired warranties we offer extended warranty service as well. We have large inventory of spare parts and new systems. We are excited to serve your requirement for system expansions and new installations.
Active Storage, Inc. closed down in January 2013 and was re-opened in October 2013 as Active Storage, LLC. Please visit us at www.active-storage.com to learn more about our products, services, and technical support.
Interesting to say the least.
Submitted by aaron on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 9:11pm
Submitted by abstractrude on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:14pm
Confirmation came from OWC today, you can indeed swap processors with the new Mac Pro. This is huge once these prices start falling down the road. They used an Intel E5–2667, this is interesting as upgrade options will be very interesting when these chips prices drop in a few years.
Submitted by abstractrude on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:45am
Apple has updated their ProRes white paper with information on bandwidth for 4K and 5K video streams. You find the whitepaper here.
Submitted by abstractrude on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:14am
The new Mac Pro has already seen a ton of reviews and information. Here is a collection of a few great links.
Probably the best technical review from AnandTech. For a less geeky review, there is a good general review from Macworld, which helps explain why the 8 core chip is probably the best bet for most users. If you want to dive deeper into the different CPU configuration options and what they mean, check out this post from iOS Dev Marco Arment. Understanding the Turbo feature on these new chips is really important. There have been some reviews critical of the new machine, Dave Girard at Arstechnica has some interesting points.
Finally, for those of you interested in future upgrade/exapandibility of the Mac Pro. Check out this great teardown from iFixIt.
Submitted by aaron on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:43pm