Topic: teach me Titan Ridge / Alpine Ridge TB upgrade for Mac Pro 5.1
i love my old "Cheese Grater" Mac 5.1 but it does not have Thunderbolt to connect my new UFX+
I understand that there are "Gigabyte" Cards named Titan Ridge and Alpine Ridge that could expand the old Mac Pro. There is a promising video on YT how to install everything but there are some questions left: wich one should i buy, the alpine or titan? Do i need the "header" i mean internal power connection to the card? Shall i buy it preflashed or not? If i buy it preflashed, do i need to install additional software also?
Is there a colleague runnig this system sucessfully? I want to change my system to "deskless" so i
want to exploit the full channel amount (internal, 2 Adat, 64 Madi). I think Tunderbolt would be the best way to achive this, right?
Maybe its the moment to change my system to M1 but i can not afford the new mac pro and the very promising mac mini m1 lacks some pro features like multiple display support and is not extensible.
And i hate the idea to be forced to a new OSX.