2011 Mini External SSD...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iugradmark, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. iugradmark macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Looking for external SSD recommendation for 2011 Mini to use for boot and app drive including Adobe Suite 6 software.

  2. Saileshbreaker macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    Samsung Evo series
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    For the 2011 Mini (which has only thunderbolt but no USB3, is this correct?), it looks like the only "external option" that will deliver SSD speeds is to go with an external thunderbolt enclosure.

    I'm wondering if a thunderbolt dock (with a drive connected via USB3, provided you get a dock which supports booting via USB3) might work? But would actually cost more than simply attaching a thunderbolt drive.
  4. iugradmark thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011

    You have identified the issue. No USB3 so Thunderbolt is what I was thinking. Looking for affordable enclosure and reliable setup since would be the boot drive.
  5. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    You don't have an empty sata bay? Inserting an extra drive is not a big deal.

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