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    How to check Memory statistics of External SSD on iPad?

    Hi Everyone. I have a Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD 500 GB, that I have bought to use with my 11inch 2018 iPad Pro. Is there any way to see the statistics of the memory used and empty memory left of the SSD on the iPad? Thank you.
  2. GreenLimeCrush

    External SSD on Late-2013 27" iMac

    I have a late-2013 27" iMac and was hoping to improve its performance by installing macOS Catalina on an external SSD drive and connecting it via Thunderbolt. I bought: Samsung 500GB X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD includes Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) USB-C Cable) - this cable isn't compatible with a...
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    Would a USB-C to Thunderbolt 1 adapter increase external SSD speed at all for video editing?

    I've got a Mid 2012 retina Macbook pro with Thunderbolt 1 ports and USB 3.0 ports. I do a lot of 4k video editing off a SanDisk SSD with a 550MB/s max speed. The drive has a USB-C connector. Right now I've got it hooked up with the included USB-C to A adaptor. Would getting some sort of USB-C...
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    Boot Windows 10 on external ssd for a new MacBook Pro

    I installed windows 10 on an external ssd using bootcamp assistant around 2 or 3 years ago and I still use it on my 2015 13 inch MacBook Pro whenever I need to use windows. I am currently thinking and waiting to get the new MacBook Pro 13 inch refresh next month. Can I use the same external...
  5. Adam1988

    Resolved Looking for External Thunderbolt 3 SSD 4TB or Higher (No less than Thunderbolt 3 wire connections)

    The "Infamous" External SSD (solid state drive) Thunderbolt 3 (Thunderbolt 3 cable, & SSD 4 TB storage drive) Hi Everyone! Well, I did some research for my MacBook Air 2019. I have been looking for some external Drives...but not just whatever external drive.... I been doing some research...
  6. jaqomatic

    Use External SSD as primary Start Up Disk? early 2015 Macbook Pro (Model: MacBookPro12,1)

    Hi all, I'm a complete novice at anything regarding computer hardware, but I was trying to run do some video editing on Premeire Pro and my computer just wasn't able to handle any templates. After much Googling, it appears that the simplest solution (short of buying a $2,500 laptop), is to run...
  7. timreespt

    External SSD for iMac mid 2011 21.5inch?

    Hi, I have no idea what I'm doing so if you're kind enough to respond to this thread, easy on the jargon please. I've got a very slow mid 2011 iMac 21.5inch. It's crazy slow now, literally taking 30 mins to get going. Even typing is delayed. I'd like to upgrade it with an external (I don't...
  8. Mettwurst

    Looking for solution for problem with eGPU and external bootcamp SSD.

    Hello everybody I'm trying to keep it short as I'm already a week off. I would like that if I start bootcamp on my external SSD, which can keep my eGPU connected and Windows does not crash when booting, because it does not get the power management. Windows I got on it according to this video...
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    External SSD drive not recognised!

    Chain: MBP 2015 (mid) macOS sierra -> Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter -> i-tec thunderbolt 3 dock -> i-tec MySafe Thunderbolt 3 M.2 NVMe Metal External case (Samsung NVme m.2 970 2TB EVO inside) What I’m doing wrong? Thunderbolt firmware? Should i upgrade to High Sierra?
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    Trying to boot Windows 10 from external SSD

    You’ll probably laugh at me for what I’m attempting to do with my 2018 13" MacBook Pro: I have my old PC NVMe drive (960 Evo) with Windows 10 installed (the very installation I was running on my old PC) attached to an external adaptor, and I am trying to see if I can boot into windows...
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    Gaming on MacBook Pro 2016 with Touchbar

    I want to play games on my MacBook but I don't think it will be able to sufficiently run them, so I was wondering if buying the Samsung T5 external SSD (500gb one) would be a good idea? The plan is to install windows bootcamp onto the T5 and put my games on it so I can plug it in and play...
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    Is anyone running a 2018 Mini from an external SSD

    Hi everyone, It's been ages since I've bought a new Mac, in-fact I'm currently only running an old Mac Mini that is starting to show its age. My question to you, is whether anyone is running a new 2018 Mini from an external SSD. I can't justify Apple prices when I can get a good quality 2TB...
  13. MarckyG

    Odd performance drop with external SSD on new iMac Pro

    Hello professionals :D I'm a proud owner of an iMac Pro for a few days now. I'm coming from an iMac 2013 with Thunderbolt 1 and no retina display. I observed an oddity with external drives and wanted to ask for advice... It's with the SanDisk Extreme 900 (a 1,92TB SSD in Raid0). While on my...
  14. MarckyG

    Odd performance drop with external SSD on new iMac Pro

    Hello professionals :D I'm a proud owner of an iMac Pro for a few days now. I'm coming from an iMac 2013 with Thunderbolt 1 and no retina display. I observed an oddity with external drives and wanted to ask for advice... It's with the SanDisk Extreme 900 (a 1,92TB SSD in Raid0). While on my...
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    Installing MacOS on External SSD

    Hello! I am going to install MacOS on an External SSD and I need some advice. Should I install it normally with APFS? OR Try to install it with HFS? The reason why I am debating over this is because I have heard of APFS having issues like data loss, performance issues, or the fact that it's...
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    MBP2018 mojave b3 external boot issue.

    My MBP2016 will boot Mojave b3 from my external ssd usb drive. However, when trying to startup Mojave b3 on my MBP2018, I get a message with update as a default selection. When I select update, it tells an internet connection is required and ask me to pick a startup disk. This seems to have me...
  17. SamIchi

    Sumsung 840 EVO SSD extremely slo, external drive

    When I upgraded to my 2017 MBP, I took out the SSD (Samsung 840 EVO) from my previous mac and put it into a external enclosure . Recently wiped it clean to use as extra storage. Went to put some files on it and it was incredibly slow. I checked that my enclosure was up to speed (USB 3.0) and...
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    iMac crashes repeatedly while on external SSD

    I installed Mac OS on a 512gb T3 Samsung external SSD on my wife's 2013 iMac. It sped it up and was great for a while. A couple months ago it would crash randomly, but were now at a point where its crashing several times a day. We are in the process of backing up everything and about to try a...
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    Booting/Speed Problems With External SSD

    I seem to be digging myself deeper with my USB 3.0 Samsung T3 external drive that is running OS Sierra 10.12.6. The T3 has been my boot drive for my 2012 i7 16GB RAM Mac Mini since December 2016. I lost the ability to boot the SSD immediately after installing an Apple security update. When I...
  20. Ben777

    Booting from extrnl SSD: Applications?

    Please, help me to understand. I bought external SSD drive for my iMac late 2012. So I have to options, right? Option 1. Cloning all content of iMac (OS, Applications and whatever else I want) and transferring it to SSD. In that case all software is on SSD. Option 2. Installing only OS...