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Switched to 2017 iMac 5K as Primary Machine: Details on Gear I’m Using

UPDATE Dec 1: I’ve added more details plus a blog post on cabling up the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock in my Mercedes Sprinter photography adventure van.


Recently I bought a 2017 iMac 5K for solid reasons.

I have now switched to it as my primary workhorse machine. The 2013 Mac Pro with upgraded 3.3 GHz 8 core is for sale, along with the NEC PA322W 4K display and one OWC Thunderbay 4 (5TB drives optional).


OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock port layout

I use or will soon use all these forms of storage for home and on the road in my Mercedes Sprinter photography adventure van.

I use the NEC PA302W as my primary display for its wide gamut and many other excellent features. The iMac 5K is a viewing display not well suited for evaluating images for detail or color (can’t even control the brightness properly, for starters, plus pixel density).

SSD upgrade that takes full advantage of APFS
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