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Old Oct 22, 2012, 08:21 AM   #401
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Thinking of getting one of these for booting from my mac mini.

Do I need to get a separate caddy along with the adapter, SSD and cable? Any recommendations on one?
I'm not using a caddy with the STAE122. My Samsung 830 SSD stands just fine on its own in the adapter.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:47 PM   #402
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Hi guys,

this is my results of ssd samsung 830 256 Go connected to my imac 21,5" core i5 with STAE121

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:53 PM   #403
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Hi guys,

this is my results of ssd samsung 830 256 Go connected to my imac 21,5" core i5 with STAE121

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:19 PM   #404
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I ran a Windows 8 Virtual from a Vertex 4 SSD in a USB 3 case and it ran fast. Speeds of 400Mb which blows out physical.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:53 PM   #405
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Anyone know the difference between the STAE121 vs STAE128
( I know the 128 is newer , but any difference, better, etc?)


http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-GoFlex...ywords=stae121


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:59 AM   #406
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Hi,

I searched the web for the maximum ssd size that works flawlessly with the seagate go flex thunderbolt adapter. It seems that 256gb disks is the maximum. Does anyone know if there is really no 512gb disk that works properly with that adapter?

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:59 AM   #407
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Received the Vertex 4 which already had the latest firmware (1.5), the GoFlex desktop adapter and the apple TB cable. I have the vertex in an Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-1B enclosure. I enabled Trimm. I have been booting from the Vertex for the last two days without any problems.

Apple SSD W184 R215
Vertex 4 W359 R368
Just an update. For 2 months I've been booting from my vertex 4/stae122 with no problems.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:05 PM   #408
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Trying to decide which to go for and using it as a boot drive, not worried about Thunderbolt pass-through as am not daisy chaining.

Samsung SSD 830 - 144.99
Seagate TB STAE126 - 90.22
Elgato Thunderbolt - 49.95

285.16

or

LaCie 256GB SSD Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 - 249.95
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 06:22 AM   #409
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STAE121 with new Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Results

I'm booting my iMac mid 2011 strickly from this setup. I didn't have the time nor inclination to install this internally. I think a very good option and easy to implement. I bet running two of these, each plugged into separate thunderbolt inputs in RAID 0 would rock.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:11 AM   #410
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I'm booting my iMac mid 2011 strickly from this setup. I didn't have the time nor inclination to install this internally. I think a very good option and easy to implement. I bet running two of these, each plugged into separate thunderbolt inputs in RAID 0 would rock.

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Those are very close to the scores I got when I ran my MM2012 with a OCZ Vertex 4 256 Gb attached to the STAE121. When I installed the OCZ in the MM I got slightly better.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:23 PM   #411
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Those are very close to the scores I got when I ran my MM2012 with a OCZ Vertex 4 256 Gb attached to the STAE121. When I installed the OCZ in the MM I got slightly better.
hy guy,

please tell me what's MM2012?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:15 PM   #412
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hy guy,

please tell me what's MM2012?
Current model Mac Mini (released in late 2012).
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:51 PM   #413
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Current model Mac Mini (released in late 2012).
Ok . Thanks
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:27 PM   #414
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Trying to decide which to go for and using it as a boot drive, not worried about Thunderbolt pass-through as am not daisy chaining.

Samsung SSD 830 - 144.99
Seagate TB STAE126 - 90.22
Elgato Thunderbolt - 49.95

285.16

or

LaCie 256GB SSD Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 - 249.95
which ssd do they use i wonder?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:51 PM   #415
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which ssd do they use i wonder?
No idea but I ended up going with seagate tb & a Samsung 840 Pro. Someone ran some benchmarks on the LaCie and it was a little slower than my setup.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:04 PM   #416
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No idea but I ended up going with seagate tb & a Samsung 840 Pro. Someone ran some benchmarks on the LaCie and it was a little slower than my setup.
what kind speeds are you getting?

a lacie little big disk boast 600mbs read!
for 599, can find it for 530ish

where as samsung 840pro = 420, + 90 for seagate adapter + 35 for TB wire; = 545
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:23 PM   #417
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what kind speeds are you getting?

a lacie little big disk boast 600mbs read!
for 599, can find it for 530ish

where as samsung 840pro = 420, + 90 for seagate adapter + 35 for TB wire; = 545
Yea but that particular LaCie is in a raid array so you're going to get higher results as there is 2 x 256gb ssds. I get around 358/386mbs but my Samsung is a single 256gb ssd.

The rugged LaCie wold be a better comparison as its a single 256gb ssd and I know it runs slower I think it's around 250/345
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 12:35 AM   #418
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would be nice to see a direct comparison
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:29 PM   #419
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anyone knows the difference between:
stae128 vs stae121

i want to use stae128 with OWC 128G

thx
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:43 AM   #420
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anyone knows the difference between:
stae128 vs stae121

i want to use stae128 with OWC 128G

thx
Same device just different region model numbering.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:05 AM   #421
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I'm booting Lion 10.7 from an external Samsung 830 SSD (256 GB) + Seagate GoFlex thunderbolt adapter + Apple Thunderbolt cable (on iMac 27" mid 2011)
and I'm experiencing random system freeze.

I'll try the Seagate desktop adapter. I think Seagate should refund who's experiencing problem like this...
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 10:58 AM   #422
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I'm booting Lion 10.7 from an external Samsung 830 SSD (256 GB) + Seagate GoFlex thunderbolt adapter + Apple Thunderbolt cable (on iMac 27" mid 2011)
and I'm experiencing random system freeze.

I'll try the Seagate desktop adapter. I think Seagate should refund who's experiencing problem like this...
Try a shorter cable....
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 11:09 AM   #423
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Try a shorter cable....
Like the Elgato one?
This guy tested it and reports same issue. Desktop Adapter seems the best solution.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:55 AM   #424
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Better to buy this and an SSD or the Lacie 120 Thunderbolt SSD. I want to use it as hard drive for my iMac.
Any stop problem?
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 06:49 AM   #425
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4x Samsung SSD 840 Basic 500GB...!

I've had my MBP 15' Retina hooked up to 4 Seagate GoFlex Desktop thunderbolt adapter (two on each port on the MBP) with two Apple Gigabit Ethernet adaptors at the end of each thunderbolt-chain.

Then I got two Samsung SSD 840 Basic 500GB, enabled Trim and created a RAID0 1TB Drive. Using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test, that resulted in 600mb/s write and 700mb/s read when empty as well as with only 25% free space.

A couple of days ago, another two Samsung SSD 840 Basic 500GB was added and a 4x SSD RAID0 (32kb stripe size) 2TB drive was created....

All the SSD's arrived with the "correct" FW: DXT06B0Q (If someone know how to update the FW on a Mac-system, please reply)

Prior to adding the last two SSD's, I tried creating a Fusion Drive. First using one Samsung SSD and a Hitachi 3TB 7200rpm SATA-III, secondly with two SSD's in RAID0 and the same Hitachi HDD (that is a Fusion drive consisting of a RAID0 Drive + a HDD). The first Fusion Drive was deleted immediately in favor of the second 4TB Fusion Drive. Both of them worked without any error.


My Thanks to this forum and especially this thread, for convincing me to try the Seagate GoFlex Desktop thunderbolt adapter - as you can see, there is no reason to be disappointed...


BTW: Does the Seagate GoFlex Desktop thunderbolt adapter appear in System Information.app as "Unknown AHCI Standard Controller" for everybody else?
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