Hi. I’m new to the forum but have been listening to MPU for several years. I would appreciate any advice and/or recommendations.
I currently have a late 2012 MacMini that is showing its age. I have upgraded the ram and added an SSD. The MacMinis primary use is a physical location for my very large Photos library. The Mini is in a home office. I use a PC when working from home and I use that display with the Mini when I need to use the mini.
My main computer is a 2018 MacBook Pro that I take to work every day when I’m in the office.
When pricing out a MacMini it seem cost prohibitive but the time I add a 4tb or even 8tb hard drive. I’m not sure if I should get a mini with a 2tb and keep the photos library on an external ssd.
I’m not opposed to an iMac with an external ssd. I think I would use the Mac in home office if I had a dedicated display.
Finally if I just forgo the mini or iMac and upgrade my MacBook Pro which is what I use the most what is the best way to manage the photos library? I currently use iCloud Photos. My wife and I have iPhones and she has a Mac book as well. Ideally I would like both of us that have access to the library.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!