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Apple Mac iMac 5K (March 2019)

Rocking fast iMac with 8 cores and up to 128GB..

Apple Mac mini (November 2018)

True desktop-class performance..

Apple Mac Pro (December 2019)

Workhorse desktop tower..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 16-inch (October 2019)

Desktop Class Performance, memory, SSD..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..

Understanding Storage and Hard Drives

How to erase and partition drives..

Thunderbolt peripherals

Reviews of Thunderbolt products..

OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini

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

OWC Thunderbay 6

Six bay storage solution with RAID-0/1/4/5/10 or non-RAID..

OWC Thunderbay IV / 4 Thunderbolt Enclosure

High performance with hard drives or SSDs..

Apple 2017 iMac Pro

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

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..

Transitioning to the 2013 Mac Pro

Peripherals and add-ons forexisting hardware..

Mac Performance 101: Cores, Processes, Memory

Monitoring tips and application CPU core scorecard..

Choosing and Configuring a Mac

An in-depth look at how to find the right Mac setup for you.

Apple Mac Pro Westmere 4/6/8/12-Core (Aug 2010)

Choosing among 4/6/8/12 cores, and is 2010 Mac Pro faster or better than 2009 model?.

OWC Mercury Accelsior Pro Q

Ultra-fast PCIe SSD for Classic Mac Pro or Thunderbolt Macs.

OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD

Fast 6 Gbps high capacity SSD..

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G Solid State Drives

Fast and durable, enterprise-grade solid state drives..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro Retina Display..

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro (non Retina)..

Apple MacBook Pro Quad-Core (February 2011)

A review of Apple’s first quad-core laptop..

Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 (April 2010)

A review of Apple’s first Core i7 laptop..

Mac Pro Memory

2009/2010 Mac Pro Memory — How Much for Performance?.

Drives and Expansion and Various

Reviews of various hardware and software..

Mac Pro Early 2009 (Nehalem)

Configuring and optimizing..


Blog posts

2020

2020-08-19 2020 iMac 5K Display Stream Compression (DSC) and Its Role in Making Dual 6K Display Support Possible

2020-08-06 Apple 2020 iMac 5K: Might it have Dual Thunderbolt 3 Busses when Configured with Radeon Pro 5700 or Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU?

2020-01-10 GPU and Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth: Why the AMD Radeon Pro W5700X Might be a Better Choice than the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II: Display Stream Compression Support

2020-01-04 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: a Quick Look at How I Configured the Beast

2020-01-03 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: OWC 32GB Modules Show 1/3 Higher Bandwidth than Apple 8GB Modules

2020-01-01 Apple 2019 Mac Pro: Not All Memory is the Same Speed, Mixing Sizes Not so Good

2019

2019-12-19 2019 Mac Pro: the 8/12/16 Core CPUs Can Use 1TB Memory (24/28 Cores Not required)

2019-11-19 About that Dual 6K Display Support on the Apple 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch

2019-06-30 Displayport™ 2.0 Video Standard Enabling Support for Beyond-8k Resolutions

2019-03-24 An eGPU is Useless for Photoshop and Lightroom Unless...

2019-03-18 Apple 2019 iMac 5K: Two Hits with One Big Miss

2019-03-06 Apple Costs me 1/3 of my Monthly Cell Phone Data by Downloading Unwanted macOS Mojave

2019-02-09 Apple 2017 iMac 5K is a Terrific Machine, but Too Often It Impedes My Work

2019-01-28 Understanding Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth

2017

2017-12-01 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2017-07-16 Apple Bug? 2017 MacBook Pro Has Impaired Performance Using Apple Power Brick vs OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Why Does 800% CPU Usage Go Into Idle Clock Speed Mode?

2017-06-07 Assessing the Dec 2017 Apple iMac Pro

2017-05-24 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2017-04-13 OWC Accelsior Pro Q vs Accelsior: Real World Throughput

2017-01-08 Can a 2016 MacBook Pro support an 8K display?

2015

2015-11-13 Testing Hard Drive Consistency for a RAID

2015-10-16 Reader Question: Why No USB3 ports on OWC Thunderbay 4?

2015-08-11 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2015-04-08 Saving Money on Internet Speed: When Less is No Different—Comcast Business Class 100 megabit vs 75 megabit

2015-01-09 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2014

2014-12-05 OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD: Stunning Performance in Thunderbay Mini: Throughput, Photoshop, Incompressible Data Too

2014-06-08 Testing Multiple Drives for Consistency for a RAID or Similar

2014-04-07 Ethernet Way Faster over Thunderbolt 2

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

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

2013

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

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

2012

2012-06-21 MacBook Pro Retina 2.7 GHz — Memory Bandwidth Compared

2011

2011-04-20 Could There Be a New Mac Pro Coming?

2011-02-26 Astonishingly FAST Solid State Drives (SSD) Coming Soon

2011-02-25 Thoughts on Thunderbolt

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