Originally Posted by kaki putih
I once ever heard
in an Apple Certified Store here in the area that a PCI-expansion for Firewire exists, it comes in a box as big as a PC tower case, looks crappy, works poorly if at all, and is in no way an option for any serious applications. Apart from that they said there is no way of connecting PCI cards to an iMac. I owned an iMac back then (now sold it and am waiting for my freshly ordered MacBook Pro, yummy!) and was also very interested in connecting PC cards to it. Never found a solution.
Sorry to disappoint you.
Buy a Mac Pro then.
let me know if the MacBook Pro has enough power for you....
i am in the market for a new computersystem and was thinking about getting another iMac (they are supposed to come out with new, brushed-aluminum-syle iMacs in August) if they decide to implement PCIe support for that model.
otherwise i guess i will have to go with the Mac Pro and just use a crappy monitor at first (the damn things are expensive)!
my brother just got one of the new MacBook Pro 17" models with 4GB RAM and i am kind of considering asking him to allow me to install PT on it (haha, he is not even a musician but i want to see how viable the MBPs are for serious pro audio).
Apple is deliberately screwing customers into having to invest in the Mac Pro if they want to do any serious audio work imo.
i don' t need an 8-core system; my iMac G5 performs pretty well running PT LE 7.3 with the MPT, many tracks and plugin instantiations at a time....
but as it is a couple years (three)? old now i know it's time to upgrade and i would love to finally get to try the UAD stuff and other PCI-only goodies (don't care about PT HD and will prolly never upgrade; just don't need the power).
Originally Posted by James Wilsey
The fastest (useable) port on an iMac is the firewire.
Way less bandwidth than PCI.
It couldn't exist (or work properly) in principle.
i am hoping Apple will just install a damn PCI or Cardbus (ExpressCard) system onto the new iMacs when they come out next month.
not holding my breath for that.