A few years ago, we looked at how to create and benchmark a RAM Disk on your Mac. But hardware has advanced quite a bit since then, and so we wanted to see how Apple’s latest Macs — the 2013 Mac Pro and 2014 MacBook Pro — performed when configured with a RAM Disk. Read on to find out how we got our Mac to transfer data at 5.8 gigabytes per second.
The 2013 Mac Pro has finally received a third party SSD upgrade. OWC today announced the Aura for Mac Pro, a 1TB or 2TB SSD upgrade for Apple’s latest flagship Mac Pro. The drives are available for pre-order today, and will ship in late December.
Boutique Apple accessory firm Twelve South recently announced the BookArc for Mac Pro, a slick chrome stand that lets you use a 2013 Mac Pro on its side. Is it just a neat accessory that’s all about style, or are there practical reasons to add a BookArc to your Mac Pro workstation? Check out our review to find out!
Apple introduced better support for 4K displays as part of Thursday’s OS X 10.9.3 update. But with only a handful of displays officially supported, and unforeseen compatibility issues with others, Apple has a long way to go to make a 4K “Retina” experience worthwhile to most consumers.
The 2013 Mac Pro has an amazing six Thunderbolt 2 ports, but only three Thunderbolt control busses. This means that users in need of maximum performance will need to pay special consideration to exactly how each Thunderbolt device is connected. We explain the situation and offer some setup tips.
Other World Computing extended its Turnkey upgrade service to the 2013 Mac Pro Tuesday, offering customers CPU and RAM upgrades for Apple’s latest flagship. In addition to performing the complicated upgrade for you, OWC also offers CPU options not available from Apple.
Apple’s new Mac Pro is a powerhouse, but the stock configurations ship with relatively little RAM for a professional workstation. We look at two third party options for upgrading your Mac Pro to 64GB of memory, and compare them to the standard Apple RAM in terms of performance and value.