So to recap...I had a great system to ensure all my images were safe. I had plenty of computing power to run Lightroom and Photoshop. Had plenty of memory storage, and then Apple goes ahead and innovates! Bastards!
So with no Firewire 800 hard drives available I knew I was living on borrowed time. I bought my last hard drives upgrades to 3Tb and photographed along....but I always had to keep one eye on my storage capacity. So now I have filled up 2.2Tb of images and I am beginning to look for a solution.
With the number of images I take, I could postpone this decision for another six or eight months without a concern in the world. But with our move from London to Jakarta, I was looking at how to set up the office, and I decided it might be time to upgrade my computer system and solve my hard drive challenge.
Apple has come out with the 2017 iMac computers with a significant performance and display upgrade. I mean a 5K display! Holy moly! A 27 inch display would be wonderful and the price point, while high, is reasonable for Apple computers.
So why not consider the better, cheaper PC alternatives? My kids love PC after all. They are all about the Alien Ware for their gaming and such. The answer is a simple one. I use a PC at work so when I see Windows I am in a work mentality. When I come home and see my Apple OS, I know I am on my time, doing my thing and I relax and enjoy.
The current plan is to purchase the iMac 27inch and continue to use my hard drives and back up system. In a few months, as memory reaches 2.8Tb I will look to purchase some 6Tb hard drives. This will buy me a few years of use without having to worry about drive space, speed or utility.