Mac pro ugrading system

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Hello all. In the market getting a new Mac Pro. I want to get the most robust system that Apple has to offer all the bells and whistles as I do 3D works, graphics etc...

My question is what will be my best choice for external hard drives (RAID) as I have 4 TB on my system now via built in SATA Drives plus I have a drawer of drives of approx 4tb.

It would be great if there was an instructional video or PDF file to give designers like me the Upgrade processes.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi chscag, that is really a great price for 8tb! I hope it is good quality.

So when I update to the new MacPro Cylinder, how will I transfer all my files on various drives that are FireWire and USB to the new 8th Thunderbolt drive?
Also will all my apps be installed on the new MacPro or an external?

Thanks
 

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You can have up to 1 TB of internal flash storage on the new Mac Pro so I imagine you would want the operating system and all your apps located there. As for transferring everything from your Firewire and USB drives, that would depend on what inputs the new Mac Pro has. I know going from USB will work but not sure about Firewire as it seems Apple is no longer providing it on any of their machines. You'll probably need an adapter to go from FW to Thunderbolt. Make sure you contact someone knowledgeable of the new Mac Pro at any Apple store you go to.
 
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Thanks all so far. What would be the benefit of the $3000 processor - 2.7GHz 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache over the others?
 

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Thanks all so far. What would be the benefit of the $3000 processor - 2.7GHz 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache over the others?

4 cores, 6 cores, 8 cores, 12 cores, etc…more processing power. If "time is money" for you…then getting projects done faster means you can get more done in the same time.

But of course you need to determine how long it would take (project hours)…to recoup the extra money spend in processor upgrades via time saved completing projects faster and/or more projects completed in less time.

- Nick
 

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