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Computing Suggestions Aimed at Photographers and Videographers— Macs, Storage, Connectivity

Some brief comments and notes below with each category.

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Hard drives | External SSD | Internal SSD | Docks and Ports | Pre-Owned Macs


We are in a transition time to the Apple M1 Macs. I expect to receive the Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max for review around December 20.

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max: a Few Things To Note for Photographers
Bang for the Buck: $2899 for a Loaded iMac 5K with Gorgeous Display, or $5K for an Apple MacBook Pro M1X?

Please buy Macs through any link on this site—thanks! And SAVE the sales tax at B&H too!

If you need a powerful Mac now, get the iMac 5K, specifically one of these configurations. Buy it with 8GB memory, then add 128GB of OWC memory. 128GB will serve you exceptionally well for many years to come.

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Load up your iMac with 128GB as 4 X 32GB, or your Mac Pro up to 1536GB!

Big and fast SSDs

Eliminate the 'spinners' for a silent environment where disk speed disappears as a factor.

With high-capacity SSDs, you are bascially paying for the flash modules as the primary cost-driver. While expensive compared to hard drives, they are silent and should deliver years of trouble-free use.

I use one 16TB OWC Accelsior 4M2 as my primary storage on my 2019 Mac Pro.

I have two of the 8TB OWC Thunderblades. Outstanding for external fast storag that can be carried to/from job sites or just used daily!

Hard drives

I use 14TB and 18TB Toshiba drives. They are fast, quiet, and I’ve never had a failure.

See: Big and Fast Hard Drive for Photography and Videography

I use five OWC Thunderbay 4 units for backups (now that my main storage is all SSD). Cost aside, no photographer need evert be concered with storage capacity!

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