Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Get up to 16x more storage and 2x the speeds of the original drive
Handpicked deals...
$1250 $750
SAVE $500

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$3099 $1999
SAVE $1100

$3199 $2099
SAVE $1100

$4199 $2899
SAVE $1300

$2299 $1499
SAVE $800

$3399 $2399
SAVE $1000

$3198 $2198
SAVE $1000

$799 $799
SAVE $0

$5499 $4999
SAVE $500

$1799 $1199
SAVE $600

$719 $299
SAVE $420

$1799 $1199
SAVE $600

$795 $344
SAVE $451

$1997 $897
SAVE $1100

$1100 $900
SAVE $200

$348 $278
SAVE $70

$348 $278
SAVE $70

$3099 $1999
SAVE $1100

$2099 $1799
SAVE $300

$699 $499
SAVE $200

$1699 $1299
SAVE $400

$2999 $2599
SAVE $400

$1699 $1443
SAVE $256

$2798 $2498
SAVE $300

$2399 $2199
SAVE $200

$3798 $1898
SAVE $1900

$2840 $2498
SAVE $342

$2497 $1897
SAVE $600

$2498 $1798
SAVE $700

$3297 $1997
SAVE $1300

$2798 $2498
SAVE $300

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$1398 $1198
SAVE $200

$898 $798
SAVE $100

$1299 $939
SAVE $360

$4499 $2699
SAVE $1800

$4999 $4599
SAVE $400

$2199 $1899
SAVE $300

$2799 $2299
SAVE $500

$3099 $1999
SAVE $1100

$1998 $1298
SAVE $700

$249 $149
SAVE $100

$2844 $2297
SAVE $547

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$1999 $1399
SAVE $600

$999 $949
SAVE $50

New Mac Pro?

Consult with Lloyd today—


System configuration for CPU, GPU, memory, SSD, backup, RAID, optimizing performance, workflow.
For YOUR optimal workflow

Avoid costly mistakes in throwing money at the problem for less performance and/or buying the wrong machine for your own needs!

Mac Pro Westmere Ordering Tips: What to Get and What to Skip

Last updated 2010-08-21 - Send Feedback
Related: Mac Pro, Macs, RAID, SSD

Save yourself a bundle, and get a better machine.

You can also get an MPG Pro Workstation for a pre-configured and pre-tested Beast.

Memory

Get the minimum from Apple when ordering (because it’s ultra expensive), then upgrade. See the Memory page. I use about 100GB of OWC memory in my various Macs.

Hard drives

Get the cheapest drive when ordering, remove it, then stuff in four (4) 2TB Hitachi 7K2000 or 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black drives.

Use a solid state drive for a boot drive in the lower optical bay (not just any SSD, this one).

Apple iPhone 7
Only $799 $295


MN9H2LL/A (USA/Global Unlocked)
Used, Mint Condition, Factory Unlocked

Solid state drive

See this page.

RAID

You do not need a hardware RAID card (unless you really need it—and you know who you are if you do.

The use of software RAID using Disk Utility or SoftRAID 4 is the right solution for most every photographer.

Video card

See this Hits and Misses page for details on video cards.

Most users will find the base video card incredibly fast. Very few users benefit from the “faster” card.

View all handpicked deals...

NEC PA271Q-BK 27" 16:9 Color-Critical IPS Monitor
$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__