The return of the TRASHCAN [Episode 1, video]

Buying a Mac Pro 2013 in 2023 and installing the Sintech m.2 adapter with a NVME SSD, with Blackmagic test.

Giovanni Minelli
Apple Garage

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Hello, here’s the invitation to watch the latest video on J-D / “tech.Minodesign” YT channel, the first of a playlist that will revisit the famous black Apple cylinder.

With this one it’s the return of another Mac Pro to my house after a few years. We are in mid 2023, just after the transition to Apple Silicon “M” chips — and in the middle of the AI bandwagon — so the purchase was made knowing that we were making a choice with an “early-vintage” flavour, like a computer that is starting to become historic, but still usable for contemporary software.

Part of the challenge was to find one of the cheapest Mac Pro 6.1s on ebay — in order to have more room for upgrades — and actually this Quadcore / D300 costs around $300 (to which, unfortunately, a little too many Fedex management charges have been added, I recommend opting for other faster couriers such as DHL and UPS) plus import for a final 400 eur.

Hopefully it has a 1TB Samsung blade which was one of the top choices, the one with a 4x PCI lane instead of 2x lanes (so…

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Giovanni Minelli
Apple Garage

Art director & Designer. Writing about Apple, alternative OS, marketing and photography • www.minodesign.it