What do you mean by Sierra IB setup? There is no setup. If you've got www.sierrachart.com and you got an account with IB, you get sierra to use your IB password and thats it. I've never heard of the Magic Workshop, sorry.
I have my data going back over a year for the products that I trade, and I share resources with some other traders so that we dont have to pay for backfill from anyone. Hence, the data is essentially free
The trade2win shop also sells Sierrachart at a slightly discounted rate, you might want to check that too
Got this elsewhere
I use Databull, Mytrack, and SCMagic so I can comment on all of them.
Good program. Incredibly fast. $100 euro once off fee. To use it you
download (EOD or snapshot (say every x minutes (painful tho))) data
in ascii format, then rename the file to csv with a free utility.
Sierra opens the file perfectly.
You get "holes"? What do you mean. I have Silver and have no holes on
any charts. I LOVE this service. I do not use it for futures though.
Good program. Hard to understand the instructions because the guys
are German so their translations get a bit "interesting". Futures
only. Their program will do backfill BUT it (as far as I am concerned
anyway) is not compatible with Mytrack (because of different
To use all of the above I run 2 copies of SierraCharts.
1 in C:\SierrCharts
this one for futures (IB feed) and databull (global stocks)
1 in c:\SierraChartsMyTrack
this one for US stocks