Originally Posted by Fish
Have you priced Thunderbolt RAID controllers? Yikes....
Your current machine is a Powermac G5. Not a Mac Pro. You can't upgrade beyond Snow Leopard because it doesn't have an Intel processor. That also limits you quite a bit regarding Adobe Creative Suite and other software. Upgrading from that to the new Mac Pro and OS X 10.9 is going to be a huge upgrade for you....
Oh, give me a little more credit than that dude. I misspeak in part. It won't go all the way to Mountain Lion but it might go to Lion. I inherited it from the video guy who drove it for a few years.
It's an early Intel Mac Pro. There are some hacks that appear to work
but it's a work machine and I'm not going to mess around with that stuff on something that's mission critical. I'm hoping that it's old enough that they'll sell it to me for cheap when the replacement arrives.
In related news, the window opened up to go ahead and order the current machine so I took it. In spite of the older Xeon processor, it should still be quite a beast.
Built it out with two 512GB SSDs (one for OS X and one for Win7), two 2TB spinny drives for data, 32 GB of RAM, the stock 1GB video card (I'm not using this for video editing), an eSATA card, a USB 3.0 card and two Thunderbolt Displays.
When I was at the store doing some poking around to see how easy it would be to swap the fourth drive in and out (super easy) they said that they could "put me on the waiting list" for the new Mac Pro so who the hell knows when I'd be getting it after it was announced. I know that every TV station and video production house in town are already on the list.