I first posted on this forum when I got my 2014 Macbook Air and I’ve had it so far, seven damn years. It was a good servant, however, always worked for me.

Yesterday I bought an M1 Macbook Pro 13 “because the price was too high to fit and I will hopefully use it for at least the next 5 years.

The reason I am creating this thread is because I was wondering about a couple of things related to accessories.

I’m looking for:
1. USB hub. I need something that I can plug into one or both of the USB-C’s on the computer for regular USB-A and SD card to work. What’s best to get? I need it to work 100% with the M1.

2. External SSD so that I can create bootable backups with Carbon Copy Cloner. Which SSD is recommended that is fast and reliable?

In conclusion, I want to say that this computer, M1 Macbook Pro, is the best laptop I have ever owned. I’ve owned a couple of Macs and I also currently own a Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (I do Solidworks) and they don’t even come close!