Mac Fanatic! First Mac was an Apple //c, followed by a IIgs, IIsi, 9600, G4 AGP, G5 DP 1.8 GHz, last desktop is a good used Mac Pro DP 3.0 GHz. Portables, started with a PowerBook G3 Wallstreet - upgraded to a G4 1 GHz, ran OS X - really. Followed by a PowerBook G4 1.6 GHz, then a MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz and now a MacBook Pro Unibody i7 2.8 GHz (w/4 GHz boost). Most have always had massive storage and memory. Found 8 GB more memory for the Mac Pro on eBay for $120, will have 16 GB RAM, with plenty of internal storage (2 TB, 1 TB, 320 GB - now putting SSDs in my older Macs) and equal if not more external. Had to get another Cinema display when I changed from the G5 to the Mac Pro, found a good used 20" Cinema on eBay. The only reason I retired the G5 was Apple no longer was going to support Security Updates - moving to Intel only. But the G5 still was a very capable computer except the newest software was becoming Intel Only. Downside, my MacPro (1,1) is unable to run anything but Lion (10.7.5), but that's not a biggie - still a great desktop even though it is ancient in computer years.
I do Desktop Publishing, Web Development & Publishing, Graphic Design (self taught on all). Do newsletters and web sites for my veteran related groups. A way I can give back to my fellow veterans.
I used to be a GM Heavy Duty Line Technician, I get similar pleasure working on my computers - exactly the same but totally different. :)
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Optical bay SSD as startup disk?So moving the optical drive from the laptop is no issue with future use of it as an external? It will function as if it...
Mac Pro RAM Installations in PairsApple's Support site shows the procedure for installing Match RAM sets, but it gets a bit confusing when they talk about...
Answer to "Is the upgrade of the SSD possible?"This was straight out of the Apple factory. Who knows what manufacturer. Most likely many MBPros (and others) configured the same may not have the same manufacturer of drives (probably not going to call them that long) or memory, etc. Regarding theTimeMachine - these are Apple TimeCapsules backing up over my home network. Guess after the initial backup the incremental ones are quick. I thought, when asked by the Time Machine software, if I wanted to inherit the existing backup it would be quicker. Guess not. Looking forward to trying a Thunderbolt drive. Have to get over the outlay for the MBPro before buying more. ;)
Answer to "Is the upgrade of the SSD possible?"I splurged on original purchase and went with the 1 TB SSD for this MBPro Retina Mid 2014. Still getting my files situated from the old system. The TiimeMachine is taking forever to do its backup (I guess the TimeMachine didn't see that the basic system software/apps/etc. was the same. Guess it knows what it doing. Have got my self an external disk I've made a "mirror" of the boot disk using Carbon Copy Cloner. Have a lot to do before I can "play" around and see the differences from my old reliable MBPro 2,3, early 2011; which had been modified a lot and was very spiffy with the 256 GB SSD as the boot drive. Having the 1 TB SSD in my new MBPro Retina, partitioned as my old system was, has a very good investment. Need to look around to confirm that there not many user internals that can be modified. But then again, maybe I should stay out of my new MBPro for a while. :)