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Old Mar 24, 2015, 08:09 PM   #76
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1TB 840 EVO + Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt

Bought one of the original series enclosures off ebay (model 9000294) and put 1TB 840 EVO in it. Winced a bit plugging it in for the first time, but it has been running like a champ for over a month....moving around 1/2TB in 10-12 min and running win7 & 8 pvm's through yosemite off of it, and results are excellent.
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Old Apr 9, 2015, 10:22 AM   #77
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Well here's my xbench 1.2 results from the Samsung 830 256GB in Seagate Backup Plus Thunderbolt enclosure connected to my 27" 2012 iMac.
Exactly which enclosure did you secure? I'm getting a bit confused searching for what I need to get to house my Samsung 840 SSD.

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Here's my XBench numbers -- using a 500GB Samsung 840 (not pro) with a Buffalo Ministation enclosure on a 2.9 21.5" 2012 iMac with 8GB RAM
Exactly which enclosure did you secure? I'm getting a bit confused searching for what I need to get to house my Samsung 840 SSD.
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Old Apr 9, 2015, 11:57 AM   #78
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Exactly which enclosure did you secure? I'm getting a bit confused searching for what I need to get to house my Samsung 840 SSD.



Exactly which enclosure did you secure? I'm getting a bit confused searching for what I need to get to house my Samsung 840 SSD.
I've now switched to a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB as my boot drive/Windows drive, and still in the same enclosure:

Seagate Backup Plus 2.5" enclosure.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup...us+thunderbolt

You can pick it up cheaper on eBay no doubt, along with the enclosure for the drive.
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I've now switched to a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB as my boot drive/Windows drive, and still in the same enclosure:

Seagate Backup Plus 2.5" enclosure.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup...us+thunderbolt

You can pick it up cheaper on eBay no doubt, along with the enclosure for the drive.
Wow .... those Seagate Thunderbolt sleds have doubled in price, although that is a 3rd party vendor on Amazon.

For about $80 you can get a LaCie "Rugged Thunderbolt/USB3" refurbished hard disk and easily swap out the hard disk for a SSD. You can then repurpose the hard disk. This also boots Windows well.
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Wow .... those Seagate Thunderbolt sleds have doubled in price, although that is a 3rd party vendor on Amazon.

For about $80 you can get a LaCie "Rugged Thunderbolt/USB3" refurbished hard disk and easily swap out the hard disk for a SSD. You can then repurpose the hard disk. This also boots Windows well.
I know, it's insane. I actually made a cursory glance toward eBay and didn't find anything much cheaper. That LaCie idea doesn't sound so bad, assuming orange doesn't bother you.
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I know, it's insane. I actually made a cursory glance toward eBay and didn't find anything much cheaper. That LaCie idea doesn't sound so bad, assuming orange doesn't bother you.
That orange "life boat" easily slips on and off, so you don't need it unless you routinely drop or throw it around
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That orange "life boat" easily slips on and off, so you don't need it unless you routinely drop or throw it around
Oh thank goodness. That thing really is an eyesore.
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Seagate has "end of lifed" the Backup Plus Thunderbolt products, so prices will likely stay high or go higher as supply is depleted and some resellers try to take advantage of the dwindling inventory.

Look for refurbished LaCie Rugged drives at the LaCie Outlet shop or at other Internet resellers. Very popular item, and easy to swap out HDD and replace with HDD or SSD. LaCie has been using Samsung SSD inside. At least the ones I have.
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Seagate has "end of lifed" the Backup Plus Thunderbolt products, so prices will likely stay high or go higher as supply is depleted and some resellers try to take advantage of the dwindling inventory.

Look for refurbished LaCie Rugged drives at the LaCie Outlet shop or at other Internet resellers. Very popular item, and easy to swap out HDD and replace with HDD or SSD. LaCie has been using Samsung SSD inside. At least the ones I have.
Thanks! Will the benefit from booting Yosemite from an external SSD (Samsung 840) linked via the LaCie ThBolt enclosure be worth the investment? I'm currently using a late 2012 2.7GhZ, 8, 1TB iMac right now. Not bad or slow, but compared to my rMBP I can tell the difference especially in boot time haha.
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