Which Mac and how to configure it?
Installing 6GB in a MacBook Pro?
Partitioning and RAID!
I’ve launched my new site MacPerformanceGuide.com.
Photoshop users will definitely want to check out my research in Optimizing Photoshop Performance. Here now is the definitive research on how memory and hard drive speed come into play. Did you know that there is up to a 5X performance envelope when working with large files in Photoshop? And that a 2.8GHz Mac can run rings around a less-optimally configured 3.2GHz Mac?
With the economy in the toilet, now is the time to consider performance upgrades instead of a new Mac Pro or MacBook Pro.
Memory is selling at prices about half of where it should be (below cost), leading to losses at even the most efficient producers, and portending much higher memory prices later this year, as weaker players quit the market or go out of business. Now is the time get that 16GB or 32GB upgrade! I’ve been pounding OWC’s 32GB kit (8X4GB) for weeks now—flawless stuff and "wow!" for large Photoshop files.
One terabyte (1TB) hard drives can now be had after rebate for barely more than US$100, making 4-drive striped RAID a high-value proposition for Mac Pro users, and even MacBook Pro users via an eSATA Express Card.