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Speed To Create, Capacity To Dream
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My Favorite Mac Hardware

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My 4 favorite Mac hardware products

I’m keeping this list short: these are items that have proven their worth to me day in and day out.

OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD

Read the 10-page review of the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD and see also the results with Photoshop CS6 speed on a MacMini.

For Mac Pro or any Mac with a Thunderbolt port (using the OWC Mercury Helios enclosure). Blows away a RAID of fast hard drives for Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.

Get the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD.

OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD for Mac Pro, or any Mac with Thunderbolt (with Helios enclosure)
OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD for Mac Pro, or any Mac with Thunderbolt (with Helios enclosure)

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G

OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD for Mac Pro, or any Mac with Thunderbolt (with Helios enclosure)
OWC Mercury Electra 3G

While the Accelsior PCIe SSD is absolutely the best choice for maximum performance, the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is what I use for my various laptops as well as my travel drive in the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini (more on that below).

The 3G models are excellent also; for big storage internally I use the OWC Mercury Electra Max 960GB. Its internal RAID stripe keeps the speed pegged to the full SATA 3 Gbps speed, see A Fast and Silent Internal 960GB Clone Volume in my Mac Pro: OWC’s Mercury Electra Max SSD.

Get the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD.
Get the OWC Mercury Electra MAX 960GB SSD

Memory

Memory is the #1 thing for speeding up bit Photoshop jobs.

Memory prices have declined steadily and are now at historic lows for every Mac.

Get memory at OWC.

16GB X 3 modules for Mac Pro
16GB X 3 modules for Mac Pro
Apple Mac Pro memory price history for 48GB (3 X 16GB) 1333 MHz memory
Apple Mac Pro memory price history for 48GB (3 X 16GB) 1333 MHz memory

OWC Mercury Elite Pro and Mercury Elite Pro Mini

Read the review of the Mercury Elite Pro and review of the Mercury Elite Pro Mini.

Get the OWC Mercury Elite Pro.

Get the OWC Mercury Elite Pro MINI.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro with USB3, eSATA, Firewire
OWC Mercury Elite Pro with USB3, eSATA, Firewire
OWC Mercury Elite Pro with USB3, eSATA, Firewire
Rear ports on OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini with USB3 and eSATA

 

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