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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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SSD help for iMac late 2012

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Now down to business, I finally decided to make the plunge and purchase my first IMAC, I decided to grab a 27" 3.2ghz, but not willing to pay an extra $250 for a fusion drive. I've read that it's not upgradable unless you open it up and i'm not willing to do that, and so thats were you come in. Is there a ssd that i can use via usb,

I think I read somewhere that I could use a owc usb 3.0 enclosure with a internal ssd if so then which ssd is best matched with the 3.2 ghz
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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Yeah there are a lot of options out there you can get an enclosure then buy any ssd that fits or get something like the LaCie rugged there.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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Yeah there are a lot of options out there you can get an enclosure then buy any ssd that fits or get something like the LaCie rugged there.
Thanks bud,
would I then be able to use the ssd to boot the imac os and all and other applications

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Yeah there are a lot of options out there you can get an enclosure then buy any ssd that fits or get something like the LaCie rugged there.
you own this one already ?

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Samsung 840 Pro
seems like this one gets pretty good ratings whats your experience with it?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:33 PM   #5
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How does SSD over TB compare with internal speeds (of either SSD or 7200rpm)?
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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How does SSD over TB compare with internal speeds (of either SSD or 7200rpm)?
Not quite as good, if you go via benchmarks. In terms of actual usage, very, VERY good. I'm personally using a Samsung 830 256GB and it's a speed demon over Thunderbolt (360MB/s reads, and 320MB/s writes), and apparently the 840 Pro is a bit faster still. Either way you can't go wrong.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 02:36 AM   #7
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Not quite as good, if you go via benchmarks. In terms of actual usage, very, VERY good. I'm personally using a Samsung 830 256GB and it's a speed demon over Thunderbolt (360MB/s reads, and 320MB/s writes), and apparently the 840 Pro is a bit faster still. Either way you can't go wrong.
What enclosure are you using for the SSD? I have one ready but I've not seen a TB enclosure anywhere.
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I would suggest you try the search function - this topic is covered in many posts already.
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