Hello, I have 2 Mac Pros, a 2009 [2.26GHz, 6GB RAM and a 2010 [2.4GHz, 12GB RAM] model. They both run on 7200RPM Drives. I run an audio production studio. Earlier this year, I picked up the late 2013 MacBook Pro [Max Specs]. Now, this beast of a laptop can outperform both the Mac Pros [at least for audio] and I've never had such hassle-free sessions. No crashes, no random errors etc. The MBP obviously has a very fast 1TB SSD and 16GB of faster RAM. The i7's run a lot cooler now, so there is no issue of fan noise as the load increases etc. I am almost convinced that I might just need to keep replacing my laptop every 2 years. Might work out cheaper as re-sale value Mac Pros here is not very good. I do plan on keeping one of the Mac Pros as backup. I was wondering if it's possible to get the Old Mac Pros to function as well as the laptop? Would an SSD and RAM upgrade get it up to speed? I will still miss out on Thunderbolt and USB 3. The only downside to the laptop so far, is the number of ports.