I presently use a Mac Pro with 4TB SATA drives, but my old MBP just died and I need to replace it.
The problem with new Macbooks is the very limited storage space. In my old MBP, I had two 1 TB drives (one in main bay, other in the optical drive bay via the OWC adapter).
Unfortunately, the new Retina Display Macs have insufficient storage options. I need lots of drive space when I travel (had 2TB, and that was on a 5 y/o MPB), and I really loathe having to cart around sloppy external drives which need auxiliary power, etc.
I know OWC makes this product which allows for a bit of extra storage (use the 768 GB drive as storage and a new 480 GB internal for the boot drive). But this solution is sloppier (external plugins) than the simple old setup with two internal drives.
I've also never really had a great system for syncing libraries between the MBP and the MP tower, it was always cumbersome.
So, are there any other pro photogs out there who have a good system for location shoots and syncing with large libraries?
I'm contemplating getting rid of the Mac Pro tower all together, but making a MBP work well seems problematic.
Also, FWIW, I shoot HDR, architecture mainly, and can fill a 64GB card in a day or two of shooting with my Nikon D800. That's why I need a lot of laptpp storage; When I travel, I may be gone for a month, and can easily shoot 500GB+ of content. If I use a new MBP as my only computer (and sell the MP), then I need a lot of drive space for email and other docs. Currently, but home folder has about 1.3 TB in it, and that's without any photo libraries (I have itunes and some video in there).
Any insight or ideas appreciated...