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Old 13th January 2013, 08:32 AM   #21
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Get a MacBook Pro. Now that is a beautiful laptop. Runs windoz fine. You see ads for Clio with an older MacBook running windoz.

Does thelaptop have a PC Card slot?

If Intel has there way ThunderBolt will superceed USB. And it adapts to anything.

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Old 13th January 2013, 09:10 AM   #22
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Hi Dave, I know you are a Mac user, unfortunately I am not. The latest portable computer like my 13.3" Acer has not expansion slots. Also, how long before Firewire is finished, period. There was a time when Audiomatica resisted when you had to run older Windows with Clio 6. I emailed them about it and was told old computers were cheap, so buy one. I replied that I did not have the 'real estate' to add another computer on my designated desk. Got no reply to that one. But eventually they did, they HAD to.

So I have to play a waiting game... and the hole in Clio 10 box can take a new sub-board and where the Firewire was is enough space to have a USB2.0 (or 3.0) poking through. Then make driver available and voila!

Or maybe even better, they could add an external small adaptor, that might do the trick, then do the drivers to work - it can be done. OK, so you have charge to something, they could even make a bit of money.

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Macs happen to be the best hardware so i'm not suggesting you switch from Windoz.

Firewire will transition to Thunderbolt (a superset of Firewire/USB/PCIe/display Port).

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Old 16th January 2013, 08:03 PM   #24
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IDK current prices on macbooks, but usually they are quite overpriced. You can get most bang from the buck with dell or samsung notebooks, even acer if you accept lower quality.
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I have yet to see any PC Laptops that are built to the same quality level as the MacBooks... likely one of the reasons they keep winning the "PC Mags" best of awards.

One pays for quality. And most don't factor longevity into the equation.

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I have yet to see any PC Laptops that are built to the same quality level as the MacBooks... likely one of the reasons they keep winning the "PC Mags" best of awards.

One pays for quality. And most don't factor longevity into the equation.

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Hi Dave

I am thinking something like this would work - Firewire and whatever the adaptor thing that Apple calls it and Window emulation?

Apple Macbook Core 2 DUO Mountain Lion OSX 10 8 Wifi BT Webcam Laptop Special | eBay

Your thoughts - has others done this with Clio FW-01 Firewire box.

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You can run Windows directly on the hardware (Boot Camp) which is how Clio uses their MacBook (i contacted them when i saw their ad with a MacBook running Clio). Some MacBooks should work fine, i'd like to see a Model number (if the date they give in the eBay advert is correct it will be MacBook6,1) -- it does not have FireWire (it was very short-lived due to that), so would NOT work.

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PS: did you get my reply(s) to your amp inquiry?
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I bought my Clio system v. 4 (with the ISA-card) in the nineties. I have upgraded to software and currently I am on Clio v.7 . It has worked fine until now but my old desktop computer is still running Windows 98 and I can't upgrade to Windows 7 or Vista.

I was thinking about upgrading to the new Clio v. 10 system to be used with a new laptop computer. I quickly realized that I can't find a new laptop computer on the market today that supports Firewire. All new laptops today have USB 2 or USB 3 connections only. Also PCMCIA or Xpress card slots aren't available anymore. I have written to Audiomatica several times to see if they plan to release an USB version of Clio and for advise on how to mate Clio v. 10 with a computer with USB connections only, but I never got an answer.

Finally I came across a product from ARS Technologies that connects an external ISA card to an USB 2 port. See ARS Technologies Inc.

Has anyone tried to use this product or another solution for a Clio ISA card and if so how does it work?

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I have yet to see any PC Laptops that are built to the same quality level as the MacBooks..
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Hi Dave

Need your help.

I am now VERY seriously wanting to by a MacBook, but scared I might buy the wrong thing. They are readily available on eBay down here.

I need a portable laptop to run ClioFW/Windows/Firewire standard connector (old?)

But now realise that Thunderbolt and Firewire 800 not having the same socket/plug - and will adapters work etc.? It's bit scary.

It seems that the Pro version of the MackBook is preferable as it has a Bootmanager of some sort, that makes it easy to install Windows in addition to Mac OS.

But... need standard IEEE 1394 Firewire port to feel confident to buy, and now know that Firewire uses more than one type of plug.

The 13" would be nice, but would accept 15" as well, as long as I find the value.

So what models should I bee looking for? And avoiding.

So hope you can help me out and not a mistake.

Cheers, Joe

PS Edit: So what I have is Firewire 400? Does the Firewire 800 to 400 adaptor only pass through wires? In that case it should be OK?
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I am now VERY seriously wanting to by a MacBook, but scared I might buy the wrong thing.
Any MacBook Pro will do the job. Converting Firewire 800 to Firewire 400 is just getting a cable with 800 at one end & 400 at the other end. The newest MacBooks have Thunderbolt ports, an adaptor to Firewire is available from Apple and no one has had compatibility issues with it. Note: those latest MacBookPro also DO NOT have optical drives built-in.

MacBooks are older andsome did not come with Firewire (those you want to avoid)

Long-term one of the newer Aluminum body MacBook Pro is what i'd look for.

Thunderbolt is a superset of Firewire/Display Port/USB/PCIe.

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