New iMac Peripherals Attachment Questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TCrowe, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. TCrowe macrumors member

    TCrowe

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    My new iMac arrives Wed. this week and I have a few questions. First of all the details:

    27 inches
    Screen Resolution 5120 x 2880
    Max Screen Resolution 5120 x 2880
    Processor 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    RAM 8 GB DDR3
    Memory Speed 1600 MHz
    Hard Drive 1 TB
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
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    Other Technical Details
    Brand Name Apple
    Series Apple iMac 27" Retina 5K
    Item model number MF886LL/A
    Hardware Platform Mac
    Operating System Mac OS X Yosemite
    Item Weight 21 pounds
    Color Silver
    Processor Brand Intel
    Computer Memory Type SDRAM
    Audio-out Ports (#) 1

    I had read somewhere while researching that people had had problems when they plugged all their peripherals in at the same time. I didn't intend to do that but plug them in only when I needed to use them. Some of them are an Epson Perfection 750 Pro scanner, Epson Pro R2400 Photo Printer and a few back up devices. There is also the Klipsch stereo system but that is not a problem I wouldn't think.

    Just wondering if I have covered the bases or if there are any suggestions concerning hardware that I have listed. The old Mac Pro finds drivers by itself and I would assume that this mac will also though I can easily look them up and install them as I need to. My first new computer in almost 8 years and I just want to cover my bases. TCrowe
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    I'm sure your peripherals will work fine as long as the drivers are compatible with the latest version of OS X. Hope you enjoy your new iMac.
     
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Dunno where you heard that but as soon as I got mine I plugged in about 12 USB peripherals, a monitor and a Thunderbolt enclosure, and a couple of bluetooth devices. All worked fine.

    I expect what you read is probably from someone who had a driver problem with one particular device. The number shouldn't matter much.
     
  4. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    I have never heard about issues with multiple peripherals. Plug in whatever you want; it should work fine.
     
  5. TCrowe thread starter macrumors member

    TCrowe

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    Just making sure as it's been a while since my Mac Pro purchase. I asked because I couldn't envision those problems but, what do I know. Thanks. I will get it buzzing just as quickly as possible.
     

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