I have a late October 2013 MacBook Pro with an OWC 1 TB hard drive and 16 GB of memory.
My Mac was solid until I installed a OWC 1TB Hard drive a couple of years ago.
It became just a little glichy. I recently purchased the Thunderbay 4 Raid Enclosure and mentioned that the drive I purchased a couple of years ago was never quite right. I was so pleased that they replaced it as they admitted that there were some drives with problems.
When I run my regular suite of apps, mostly no problem, but when I add in some bigger apps I tend to get crashes.
Specifically Photos but more often DEVONthink
I think that it might be lack of memory.
I am tiried of waiting. I was waiting for the 14 in MBP now I am waiting on the new Apple Silicon systems. Arrggg
I was thinking of a Used 16in MBP 16 GB Memory, 512 Disk that I could use for a year and then resell. I am guessing that it would cost me about $750. $2500 to Buy, 1750 to Sell. Or less if the Apple based systems take off.
I have a lot of Apps and customizations. It could take me 32 Hours just to set up the 16in.
I would only like to do that once.
I hate the apple tax but I suppose that I could just bite the bullet and get the intel system that I want now but it would probably be worth a lot less 3 years from now.
One the other side I am worried about how long it will take to get the apps I use to be ported. If I were an IT manager I would probably be planning on upgrading Aug-Nov next year 2021. I am retired but managing several Real Estate Investments.
Right now, I think that if I could count on the new systems this year I could hold out and by just moving the apps that are ready to the new system I might be able to effectively run DevonThink on my MBP 2012 if it is not ready for the new chips.
Thanks for letting me talk thru this. I think that I will wait for the new systems and migrate what is available.
As an aside,
I was reading up on Thunderbolt and they mentioned that you could set up a network using the Thunderbolt ports. At 40GB per second and a little remote desktop it would seem to me that you could have a pretty fast system made up of 2 systems.
Has anyone actually used Thunderbolt to network 2 Macs