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High performance with 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs..

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High-end computing moves to the iMac form factor..

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Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, GPUs, memory, flash..

Memory Configuration in 2013 Mac Pro

32GB, 64GB or 128GB?.

Understanding Thunderbolt and USB3 Performance with the 2013 Mac Pro

Using the right ports is critical to performance..

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2013 Mac Pro GPU Benefits

GPU vs CPU Performance..

Transitioning to the 2013 Mac Pro

Peripherals and add-ons forexisting hardware..

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OWC Mercury Aura SSD for Mac Pro

High Capacity internal SSD for 2013 Mac Pro..

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Blog posts

2018

2018-01-07 macOS Compatibility Problems with iMac Pro with both High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) and Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1114)

2018-01-07 Testing the 2017 iMac Pro against the 2017 iMac 5K and 2013 Mac Pro and 2010 Mac Pro

2017

2017-12-23 Why More CPU Cores Often Run no Faster, and Sometimes Slower than Fewer CPU Cores

2017-12-23 Turbo Boost and the Intel Xeon W CPUs in the Apple iMac Pro

2017-12-14 iMac Pro: Pricing and Thoughts

2017-12-03 FOR SALE: 2013 Mac Pro 3.3 GHz 8-Core + NEC PA322UHD 4K Display

2017-11-23 Choosing a Photography Workstation Setup for 2018 Usage

2017-09-03 Reasons that ECC Memory Matters

2017-04-11 Which is faster for RAW File Conversion, CPU or GPU?

2017-04-07 Desired Features for 2018/2019 Mac Pro

2017-01-09 The GPU remains a Science Fair Project

2016

2016-12-26 Clean Dust Off Computer Innards for Longer Service Life

2016-12-25 Desired Features for a New Mac Pro

2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: the 16GB Memory Limit in the + CPU Speed vs Other Macs

2016-05-09 Photoshop CC 2015 Now Uses all the CPU Cores for RAW-File Conversion

2016-02-22 Reader Question: Mac Pro Upgrade or Replace?

2016-01-12 Price Drop on 4TB Internal SSD for 2013 Mac Pro, 6TB Hard Drives, 1TB SSDs, USB3 Hub

2015

2015-12-26 Wow! Up to 4TB Internal SSD in 2013 Mac Pro

2015-12-15 2013 Mac Pro: Video Glitches Gone for 3 Days Now, After PRAM and SMC Reset

2015-12-12 2013 Mac Pro: Video Card Going Bad? Display Signal Problems with Crackling Sound, Reader Confirmation

2015-08-30 DEAL: 2013 Mac Pro + SPECIAL BUNDLE DISCOUNT (“sweet spot” for photography )

2015-06-15 2015 MacBook Pro: On my Daily Real-World Task, it nearly matches a Souped-Up 2013 Mac Pro!

2015-05-01 2013 Mac Pro 6-core for $3175

2015-04-01 2013 Mac Pro Flash Drive (SSD) Can Fail

2014

2014-12-13 TESTED: OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro with Photoshop

2014-12-12 TESTED: OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro (first + only internal 2TB SSD for Mac Pro)

2014-12-12 OWC Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro

2014-11-10 4K Video on 2010/2012 Mac Pro?

2014-10-16 WOW! Apple iMac with 5K Display

2014-10-10 Upgrading the CPU in a 2009 or 2010 or 2013 Mac Pro Tower

2014-07-29 Fast H.264 Video Compression on the MacBook Pro Beats the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-06-25 OWC Ships Thunderbay 4-Drive Solution with Thunderbolt 2

2014-06-25 Excellent USB3 Expansion: TRIPP LITE 7+1 Port USB3 Expansion Hub

2014-05-28 OWC Thunderbay as RAID-5 or RAID 1+0 Video Storage Solution

2014-05-26 How to Configure 2013 Mac Pro + many Mac Pro Configs in stock at B&H Photo

2014-05-23 OS X 10.9.3 Fixes 90° Screen Rotation Bugs

2014-05-13 Transcoding Panasonic GH4 UltraHD 4K Video to 1080p: Surprising Speed on 2013 Mac Pro with Final Cut Pro and QuickTime

2014-04-21 Phase One CaptureONE Pro to Fully Utilize All GPUs Available (e.g. 2013 Mac Pro)

2014-04-10 MPG Experience: a Month Using the 8-core 3.3 GHz 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-31 OWC CPU Upgrade Program for 2013 Mac Pro Now Available

2014-03-29 Using Dual GPUs on the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-28 Tested in 2013 Mac Pro: 64GB vs 128GB Memory from OWC

2014-03-26 OWC Introduces 128GB Memory Upgrade Kit for 2013 Apple Mac Pro

2014-03-24 OWC Helios 2 and 128GB 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-18 Deal—TRIPP LITE 7+1 Port USB3 Expansion Hub

2014-03-17 OWC 2013 Mac Pro CPU Upgrade Program

2014-03-17 128GB Memory for 2013 Mac Pro

2014-03-14 2013 Mac Pro: Which one to Choose, How to Store Image Files, Backup, etc

2014-03-14 2013 Mac Pro In Stock at B&H

2014-03-13 OS X 10.9.2 bug with 90° Screen Rotation Reportedly Fixed in OS X 10.9.3 Beta

2014-03-10 OS X 10.9.2 Breaks Display Support with NEC Displays: Sleep, 90° Rotation Failure

2014-03-10 2013 Mac Pro: Photoshop CC Filter Crashes Appear to be Due to Apple Graphics Drivers

2014-03-08 Photoshop CC Sharpening Now 3X Slower But ONLY on the 2013 Mac Pro (unmaking the power of the Ring)

2014-03-08 Housing Data Safely: Dual OWC Thunderbay 4-Bay Units for Performance, Capacity, Redundancy, Backup

2014-03-08 2013 Mac Pro: that 1TB Flash Storage (SSD) ’Rocks’

2014-03-07 2013 Mac Pro: Dual Displays Problematic

2014-03-07 2013 Mac Pro: 1TB SSD Faster on Writes

2014-03-06 2013 Mac Pro: Upgraded to 3.3 GHz 8-Core

2014-03-06 2013 Mac Pro: Total System Configuration

2014-03-05 How and Why to Partition the Mac Pro Internal SSD (ditto for any Mac)

2014-03-05 2013 Mac Pro Arrives

2014-03-01 Is Thunderbolt Faster than USB3?

2014-02-28 2013 Mac Pro: Apple Misses Ship Dates, What is Wrong with Apple Logistics? (UPDATE: Mac Pro SHIPS)

2014-02-26 2013 Mac Pro: USB3 Performance Impaired Relative to MacBook Pro (Single PCIe Lane Throttles Bandwidth)

2014-02-19 2013 Mac Pro: Order Status

2014-02-17 Expanding USB3 Ports

2014-02-14 4 Cores Can Look Good “On Paper” (Benchmarks) but in Real Usage Can Constrain Your Work

2014-02-12 Switched to the 2013 Mac pro

2014-02-12 2013 Mac Pro: Tests Updated for 4-core 3.7 GHz D300 GPU Model (base model)

2014-02-09 Tips for Attaching Thunderbolt Devices on the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-02-05 “You Saved My Bacon” (Always keep 3 backups)

2014-02-04 MPG CPU Choice for 2013 Mac Pro + Order Status

2014-01-30 2013 Mac Pro: 4-Core 3.7 GHz with D300 GPUs Coming For Testing

2014-01-29 Apple Cheats on AppleCare Term

2014-01-28 OWC Install Videos for Late 2013 Mac Pro

2014-01-23 Tested: 2.7 GHz 12 Core 2013 Mac Pro with D700 GPUs

2014-01-23 D700 GPUs Strut Their Stuff: Unigine Valley 3D Rendering

2014-01-23 12 Core 2013 Mac Pro with D700 GPUs Tested Against Others

2014-01-22 Software Extensions are an Additional Attack Vector—Avoid Them

2014-01-21 2013 Mac Pro: DxO Optics Pro and Scalability with more CPU Cores

2014-01-21 12 Cores vs 12 Cores (and D700 GPUs)

2014-01-20 2013 Mac Pro: Workflow, Backup Advice

2014-01-20 2013 Mac Pro: Lead Times Extend to March at Apple Store, but B&H has the 6-core in stock

2014-01-19 2013 Mac Pro: Sigma Photo Pro X3F Raw to 16-bit TIF

2014-01-18 2013 Mac Pro: Raw to TIF with Iridient Developer

2014-01-18 2013 Mac Pro: Innards

2014-01-18 2013 Mac Pro: How Much Memory for Performance?

2014-01-17 Evolving Thoughts on 2013 Mac Pro GPU and CPU Choices

2014-01-17 Configuring a Mac Pro Goes Well Beyond CPU and GPU Choice

2014-01-17 Changing my Config for the 2013 Mac Pro

2014-01-17 But... the Power of the GPU...

2014-01-17 2013 Mac Pro: Which Filters Benefit from the GPU in Photoshop CC?

2014-01-17 2013 Mac Pro: Panorama in PTGuiPro

2014-01-17 2013 Mac Pro: Importing with Aperture

2014-01-17 2013 Mac Pro: 6-core in stock at B&H Photo

2014-01-17 2013 Mac Pro: 6 or 8 CPU Cores?

2014-01-16 Two GPUs to Rule Them All, and in the Software Bind Them—Photoshop CC Now Sharpens 4X Faster

2014-01-16 Redo for Photoshop CC 14.2 (CC 14.2 Unstable on 2013 Mac Pro)

2014-01-16 Mac Pro 2013: Nice Hand Warmer

2014-01-16 2013 Mac Pro: SHA1 Hash on 8 cores vs 12

2014-01-16 2013 Mac Pro: Image Scaling with PhotoZoom Pro

2014-01-16 2013 Mac Pro: Filters in Adobe Photoshop CC Tested

2014-01-15 Mac Pro SHOOTOUT: 2010 12-Core 3.33 GHz vs the 2013 8-core 3.3 GHz

2014-01-14 Perfect Scalability to 12 Cores with Photo Zoom Pro

2014-01-14 2013 Mac Pro: 8 core 3.3 GHz vs 6-core 3.5 GHz Coming Soon

2014-01-13 Adobe Photoshop CC and CPU Cores: Does not Scale For Common Operations

2014-01-12 Does Fan Noise Matter to You? ('Highly Sensitive’ HSP brain wiring)

2014-01-12 Adobe Photoshop CC Using More Cores Than Ever Before (NOT!)

2014-01-12 2013 Mac Pro: How Many CPU Cores for Your Workflow?

2014-01-09 CPU Upgrade Best Case Benchmarks

2014-01-07 Mac Pro Shipping Status

2014-01-06 Which Mac Pro Model to Buy if Upgrading the CPU?

2014-01-06 Hoping to Test a Faster 8 Core Mac Pro

2014-01-03 FirmTek ThunderTek/PX Q6G: eSATA on Mac Pro vs via Thunderbolt

2014-01-02 Mac Pro Energy Savings: What is the Reality?

2014-01-01 2014: Year of Thunderbolt?

2013

2013-12-31 2013 Mac Pro: Visual Impression 'Like a Glass Sculpture'

2013-12-30 FirmTek ThunderTek/PX PCIe Thunderbolt Enclosure + Q6G 4-Port eSATA card

2013-12-28 Faster CPU for 2013 Mac Pro?

2013-12-28 Apple Posts Mac Pro PCIe Flash Storage (SSD) Tech Note

2013-12-28 2013 Mac Pro: Costly but Worth It? Or Costly and Slower?

2013-12-27 Does Opting for the High-End GPUs on the 2013 Mac Pro Make Sense?

2013-12-26 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual: Thunderbolt or USB3 Dual Drive Enclosure

2013-12-26 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual as Fault-Tolerant RAID-1 Mirror over Thunderbolt

2013-12-26 Mac Pro Shipping Status

2013-12-23 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual: Thunderbolt vs USB for Dual-Drive RAID

2013-12-22 Peripherals and Add-Ons for Transition to the 2013 Mac Pro

2013-12-22 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a Young Puppy, Make Lightroom or Photoshop Fly

2013-12-20 Thunderbolt Stuff for Mac Pro (and other Macs)

2013-12-20 Memory for Mac Pro: Effectively $795 for 64GB

2013-12-20 Mac Pro via B&H Photo, Discounted Price on AppleCare

2013-12-20 Faster CPU for 2013 Mac Pro?

2013-12-19 Thunderbolt or USB3 for Hard Drives?

2013-12-19 2013 Mac Pro: What I ordered and Why

2013-12-18 2013 Mac Pro: Which CPU and GPU?

2013-12-18 2013 Mac Pro: Personalized Advice

2013-12-18 2013 Mac Pro Buying advice

2013-12-04 It’s Now December—Where is the 2013 Mac Pro? At Least the Pricing.

2013-11-24 Are Thunderbolt Product Choices Poised to Balloon in Variety, Availability, Scope?

2013-11-05 2013 Mac Pro: Keyboard and Mouse Sold Separately

2013-11-01 Mac Pro Discontinued, Stocks Selling Out

2013-10-27 Cost and Value of 2013 Mac Pro

2013-10-22 Want the Existing 6-Core Mac Pro?

2013-10-22 Notes on the Apple 2013 Mac Pro

2013-10-22 Memory for the 2013 Mac Pro

2013-10-07 Fast iMac or Mac Pro?

2013-09-30 Reader Comment: Hard Drive Warranty

2013-09-29 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Faster than the Current Model?

2013-09-16 New 2013 Mac Pro: When?

2013-08-14 Thunderbolt and eSATA Combo

2013-07-24 Get the Existing Mac Pro While They Last?

2013-07-22 Thunderbolt Product Choices Poised to Balloon in Variety, Availability, Scope

2013-07-02 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Pure Elegance, Visualized

2013-06-25 New Mac Pro: In Essence a Compute Box, so Why Not 10 Gigabit Ethernet?

2013-06-13 Pegasus J4: One Part of the Switchover Solution for the new Mac Pro?

2013-06-13 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Connecting eSATA via Thunderbolt

2013-06-12 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Thoughts on a Switchover from Existing Tower

2013-06-12 2013 Apple Mac Pro: The Good Parts

2013-06-11 Reader Comment: OpenCL Support for the dual AMD GPUs

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Video User Comment

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: TMP?

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Misses the Mark for Video Users

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Hive Storage

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: CPU Choices Predictions

2013-06-10 “In general is it better to purchase the older 6 core Mac Pro or get this newer machine?”

2013-06-10 WWDC: The New Apple Mac Pro

2013-06-10 New Mac Pro: WHEN?

2013-06-10 New Mac Pro: 1866MHz DDR3 memory

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Visuals

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Thunderbolt 20 Gbps

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Reader Comments

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Faster or Slower, Elegant but Klunky, Promise vs Reality, Video Oriented

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: CPU Choices

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Bear Proof?

2013-06-04 New Apple Mac Pro? No PCI and no Internal Expandability? Will it be a Mac Mini Super Sized?

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