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I’m a big fan of using a dock or enclosure to reliably connect drives rather than chaining them. Cable chains can be safe and secure and work well, but I prefer one cable and hard mounting the drives: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB2U3DKR2/ Most basic enclosures work in JBOD mode since you don’t usually want to RAID / mirror less than 5 drives or ...


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I would recommend to go for the Fusion drive. I am using a Fusion drive with a SSD (128 GB) and a HDD (3 TB) in my iMac for six years now, not a single problem and definitely much faster that a plain HDD. With that experience, I recently bought a new iMac with a 1 TB SSD and added an internal 4 TB Samsung 860 EVO. I combined them to a single Fusion drive (...


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Given that the computer sleep seems to be the problem, I turned off the "Power Nap", and it seems to be working for me now. System Preferences > Energy Saver Power Adapter tab Uncheck "Enable Power Nap while plugged into a power adapter This seems to be preventing the computer from sleeping and my external monitor has been fine. Note that I still turn off ...


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The 13" MacBook Pro 2019 supports 2 external monitors (in addition to the built-in monitor). If you want to connect more monitors, you'll external equipment such as a DisplayLink adapter or an eGPU for hooking up extra monitors.


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