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Old 3rd March 2014
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USB3 + hubs..

Still haven't found clear answers on this: USB3.0 or Thunderbolt for audio? I'm asking about latency, not bandwidth. And, if USB3 does work well, can you use a usb3 hub or does that slow things down?
Old 3rd March 2014
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Other than the new UA interface, is there a real thunderbolt interface? I use my Orion32 via USB3 into my nMP and find it has minimal latency. I wouldn't plug the Orion into the hub. Why would you do that?
Old 4th March 2014 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by climber ➑️
Other than the new UA interface, is there a real thunderbolt interface? I use my Orion32 via USB3 into my nMP and find it has minimal latency. I wouldn't plug the Orion into the hub. Why would you do that?
Sorry I didnt specify - I mean for external HD's.
Old 5th March 2014
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Really need to figure this out... my new Mac Pro came in today.
Old 5th March 2014
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I have my session drives connected via thunderbolt. I'm sure you could use USB3 and it would be fine. I have a nMP 6 core as well. I use a hub for my keyboard, trackball, iLok, thumb drive, and iPod connections.
Old 6th March 2014 | Show parent
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My understanding is that all four USB3 ports on the new Mac Pro share a single 500 Mbyte/sec processor interface, so, if you try to stream data from multiple disks simultaneously, you may not get the maximum throughput from each.
Old 6th March 2014
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Latency is not an issue for HDDs when it comes to the protocol. That is what buffers are for.
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