A Real Mac Pro

My new Mac Pro finally arrived today, probably the sunniest day of the year so far. I went to my 6:30 Tai Chi class but skipped the Pilates class because I was afraid that I would miss the Fed Ex early delivery if I didn't.

I needn't have worried, it came in the second delivery of the day, about 2:30. By then Skye was hyped up, barking at every dog or person that went by the house. I probably should have taken him for a walk as soon as the delivery was made, but that would have taken a better man than I am.

No, I had to unpack my new computer, install the second hard drive from my old G-5 and transfer my old data over to the new computer. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to install the hard drive. The whole process must have taken less than ten minutes.

Unfortunately, transferring all the data from the old computer to the new one took much longer, much longer. Even though I didn't need to transfer any of my many photos or my movies, it took over two and a half hours to transfer all the files, no matter how often I woke the monitor up to see if they had finally been copied.

I haven't had a lot of time to use the new system yet, but Aperture and Photoshop, the two programs I use the most, were considerably faster, even with only 2GB of memory. I wonder what effect additional memory would have. I guess I'll have to wait awhile to find out, since this machine pretty much tapped out my computer budget.

2 thoughts on “A Real Mac Pro

  1. My computer (which is not a Mac) came with
    .5 GB. I recently had 1 GB added.
    Didn’t seem to make much difference, if any.

  2. I suspect that you’re not doing any photography then, Brian. Aperture, the program I sort and organize all my photos in and Photoshop probably wouldn’t even run with less than 2 GB.

    However, there seems to be no difference in writing programs and very little difference in browsing the web, except, perhaps, when it comes to viewing videos online.

What do you think?