Seagate Thunderbolt Adapter + Samsung 840 Pro vs. Lacie 120 GB Rugged SSD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by loscamos, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to connect the SSD using Thunderbolt and use as boot disk for my iMac. I've read a lot of post and Lacie seems better, but maybe it's just because of the ssd mounted on the seagate.
    Any suggestion?
     
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    AT06

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    I'd get the lacie rugged ssd. The performance is very good, it comes with a thunderbolt cable, and at least if you decide you no longer want to use it as a boot drive you can use it as a very fast portable drive you can take around with you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. But I can't figure out wich is faster. In some thread here on Macrumors it seem the seagate works better. Anyway thanks for your opinion. Waiting for other comment.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Wait for this http://www.caldigit.com/thunderbolt/t1t2.html The specs and features look outstanding - can't wait to monitor it from my iPhone lol

    Going to jam a 1TB SSD into it and then my 3TB Fusion setup will be perfect
     
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    needfx

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    honestly, I find the lacie to sport a horrible design & color scheme.

    performance-wise, I am in the dark, though I bought a samsung 840 ssd, 256Gb for my pc not 3 days ago. up to now, all ok
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Didn't know you could install and run OSX of an external drive. Is it possible straight out of the box?
     
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    AT06

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  8. macrumors 6502

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    Macs make this extremely simple. I've been cloning drives and (mostly temporarily) booting external for years.

    Use a 3rd party tool like SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your boot drive. You can do this ~live~ and as long as you aren't actively changing data while you are cloning, your cloned drive will be viable. Note that Carbon Copy Cloner recently went from donation-ware to non-free, so you will either have to pay for it or download an earlier version.

    Anyhow, my workflow for upgrading a hard drive has always been something like this:

    • Attach the new HDD/SSD via FireWire, although Thunderbolt or USB will work as well
    • Clone from the "old" boot drive to the new drive
    • Reboot the system, using the new drive externally to ensure that it works correctly
    • Once I've validated the clone, I THEN open up the computer and do the drive swap.

    I've even run my Mac mini from my old laptop drive for several weeks before I decided to open it up and replace it.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Take off the Orange bumper, and it looks like most any other small portable drive.

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    Nice specs on paper.

    Announced early last year. Still not shipping, and no price or pre-orders.
     
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    xgman

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    There should be some new options, hopefully getting less expensive within the next couple few months but options are slim and expensive right now.
     
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    needfx

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    I had no idea that was removable. at least that's something
     
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    Acorn

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    you can change the bumper cover on the lacie. You can get a 3 pack of different bumper colors including black from newegg for around 12 bucks.
     

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