|Dec 10, 2012, 12:54 PM||#1|
I wish the new iMacs had 3 thunderbolt ports.
Here's what I would like to do........Have 2 1080p 21.5'' monitors to go with the iMac screen one to the left and one to the right.
But at the same time I would also like to have an external drive set as the main boot drive running mountain lion.
But with the two TB ports already taken up by the two hdmi monitors the only option would be to use a usb 3.0 drive as the main boot drive instead of a TB ssd drive.
How much faster would the usb 3.0 ssd/hdd drive be compared to the internal standard hdd?
|Dec 10, 2012, 01:24 PM||#3|
Your idea would only work with the pricey Little big disk ssd which has two TB ports.
|Dec 10, 2012, 01:27 PM||#4|
Mac Pro | Thunderbolt Display | iPhone 6 Plus | iPad Air 2 | Apple TV | AirPort Extreme
|Dec 10, 2012, 01:33 PM||#5|
|Feb 24, 2013, 02:45 PM||#7|
eSATA adapter $199
If already have a quad interface drive ( eSATA , FW800/400, usb 2.0 ) then done for a $100 less than $300.
Otherwise just need a drive with an eSATA port for about $100.
If already have a drive then $99 enclosure
and done. $300 (before taxes/shipping )
If find box and that worry about how to connect the SATA box to TB there are more options.
What is missing is empty, multibay enclosures that don't weave an relatively expensive RAID controller ( and functionality) into the system. Basically something that is just a JBOD box. Those boxes exist though. They just typically have SAS or eSATA connectors on them.
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