Upgrade or Buy New?

Are you at the crossroads? Unsure whether it's worth it to upgrade your aging Mac or just get a new one? Depending on what you use your system for, it may make sense to keep what you have and soup it up. 

One of the biggest advancements in computer performance over the last ten years was the introduction of the SSD. An SSD (solid-state drive) records data to very fast chips instead of spinning magnetic discs. This translates to ridiculously fast start-up times, application launch times, file saves and speed gains in certain rendering tasks. If your Mac supports an SSD (all Mac Pros, all MacBooks and MacBook Pros, all Mac minis and many iMacs) you should consider a switch. Your built-in drive can be installed in an external case and used as a Time Machine backup, or as additional storage for apps, music, documents, etc.

As OS X has gotten more advanced, and software developers release newer and newer versions of their apps, the need for more RAM increases. If your system only has 2GB or 4GB RAM and is upgradeable, you should consider taking it up to 8GB or beyond.

Head over to our upgrades page and send us the details on your Mac. We'll tell you what your system is capable of, with a no-obligation quote. 

Posted on April 8, 2014 and filed under editorial.
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Carbon is at NAB

This week our team is at NAB in Las Vegas getting the scoop on all the new Pro Video gear for 2014. So far we've seen announcements from Sonnet, LaCie and AJA

NAB

LaCie announced at the 2014 NAB Show three new storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology. The LaCie 8big Rack, 5big and 2big feature industry leading speeds and the latest 6TB hard drives from Seagate. This combination of speed and capacity make these products ideal for 4K workflows.

Pro Rackmount Solution

Pro Rackmount Solution

Sonnet’s RackMac Pro makes Mac Pro rack integration simple. Configured with one mounting bracket to start, the RackMac Pro securely encloses one Mac Pro in 4U of rack space—with the optional second mounting bracket, you can mount two Mac Pros side-by-side. Because of the RackMac Pro’s modular design, you can install or work with one computer at a time.

Posted on April 7, 2014 .
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