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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.
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
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.
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.
OWC Mercury Elite Pro and Mercury Elite Pro Mini