Topic: 2x2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon + Snow Leopard + Logic 9.1 + HDSPe

Considering updating from a great little system* that works without problems, to a more recent (faster?) configuration, by updates only, to Snow Leopard

*Late 2008 MacPro 2x2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (called MacPro3,1 in the System Profiler) with 14GB RAM, 2 on-board Apple-sold drives (Hitachi and WDC, fast and without problems) + Leopard (now at 10.5.6), and an RME HDSPe AES internal interface (Intel driver 2.70). Main DAW Logic, presently at 8.0.2. External interface is an Aurora 16 (firmware rev 22).

The change being considered is to update OS X to Snow Leopard, and Logic to 9.1.

Does anyone have experience of this (approximate) configuration?

Any problems whatsoever?



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Re: 2x2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon + Snow Leopard + Logic 9.1 + HDSPe

Yes, loads of issues, even with 9.1.  Including random distortion while working on a project, needing to restart either coreaudio or logic.  You can still work, since 9.1 fixed a few logic bugs, and now the whole thing is more stable, but the RME issues are not resolved yet.  8.0.2 and 10.5.8/ 10.6 is a stable option if you're into any serious projects.  So I haven't found any issues to upgrade to snow leopard, but do keep a logic 8.0.2 version around (9.1 lets you do that), until most issues are resolved from rme/apple.