Some deals of note—
- The OWC Mercury Aura Pro 4TB is now down to $2099. That’s a big chunk of change, but 4TB of internal SSD capacity is enough for most users to run an all-SSD system, keeping it quiet (just the Mac Pro), using external “spinners” (hard drives) for backups or as-needed.
- The excellent Tripp Lite USB3 hub for only $52.50. MPG uses two of these on the Mac Pro; they work flawlessly.
- The HGST 6TB Deskstar NAS is $273 with the Toshiba 6TB at $239. The HGST 6TB NAS sometimes can have issues in the 2009-2012 Mac Pro, so the Toshiba may be the better choice, and cheaper too (MPG has not tested the 6TB Toshiba, but the Toshiba hard drives of other sizes are excellent).
- No reason to skimp on internal storage in MacBook Pro models with 2.5" SSDs: the OWC Mercury Electra 6G is $342.50 and the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is $399.99.