1. Register NOW and become part of this fantastic knowledge base forum! This message will go away once you have registered.

mac g5

Discussion in 'Recording' started by perfectwave, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    I just purchased a mac g5 dual 2.0 , 4 gigs ram, 400 gig hard drive.

    I have a couple of questions reguarding switching over from pc to mac. Ive been running cubase sx 2.0/ pc setup, and I need to make the changeover, but i have half done projects still in my p.c. What is the best way to go about doing this, and Is there even a way that i can open up cubase projects that were started on pc in my mac? At the moment I dont want to start any more projects on the pc, I have about 5 projects of different clients going in my p.c. I was hoping there was a way, so i dont have to keep swapping my soundcard back and forth.
     
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    of course you can open cubase files on your mac.....

    actually i would say you should just get a firewire cab for your old pc hd and attach that to the mac and work on with the projects.....

    yes... the g5 will read your pc hd....

    you have bought a computer that works..... say goodbye to your old lifestyle..... (on all fours with a screwdriver) :lol:
     
  3. dedalus

    dedalus Guest

    Just don't drink the Kool-Aid.
     
  4. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    K thanks iz

    im gonna probably power up the mac tonight for the first time. I have a few usb2.0 hard drives so......if i put all my projects on those drives i should be able to read them with my g5? If that's so im a happy happy man, and i havent even powered up my mac yet.
     
  5. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    RE: Hard Drives

    IIRC, Mac's will not read hard drives formatted with the NTFS file system (very popular with XP). Mac will only read FAT32 formatted drives last time I checked.

    If your external HD's are NTFS, then you might be out of luck. You could copy the contents of one drive to the other (if you have enough free space), then re-format the "empty drive" using FAT32 on your PC, and then re-copy all of the stuff from the NTFS drive back to the FAT32 drive using your PC. Then, the Mac should be able to read the FAT32 data...

    I don't own a Mac, so YMMV :wink:
     
  6. dedalus

    dedalus Guest

    Tiger can read an NTFS partition but can't write to it natively.
     
  7. poprocks

    poprocks Guest

    Yep, the mac will open your NTFS drives right up and you can copy over anything you like. As for rebuilding a session on the mac, I was just trying to do that lastnight from Sonar to PTLE. It's easy if your clip starts at :00, not so easy if you've got an overdub that starts anywhere in the middle of the song. Too bad Digi wants $500 to allow OMF translation into LE. Bastards.
     
  8. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    it's pretty easy to go from cubase to cubase!!

    in all other cases glue the tracks together from 0....

    then it's no probem to import....

    never trusted OMF anyway..
     
  9. packrobottom

    packrobottom Active Member

    RE: Hard Drives

    IIRC, Mac's will not read hard drives formatted with the NTFS file system (very popular with XP). Mac will only read FAT32 formatted drives last time I checked.

    You must have never checked osx then.

    atleast the last 3 releases of osx have been able to read NTFS partitions. Probably all 4.
     
  10. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Like I mentioned, I am not a Mac dude. I thought I recalled Apple specifically not wanting to support NTFS, but this was probably a good while ago. Maybe I am thinking of the "Read Only" limitation?

    Sorry! Didn't mean to offend the Mac users of the world. Aplologies from PC land. :cool:
     

Share This Page