Hello. I'm trying to upgrade my external storage for my Lightroom Catalog. Right now I am just using a single USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB drive and it is nearly full of medium format DNGs. It works ok for lightroom editing...a bit better than I would expect. AJA speed test shows a write/read of 120/89mb/sec. I only recently learned that the USB 3 performance on the nMP is pretty dismal. I have a usb3 card reader and when I try to import a full 64gb card onto the usb3 HD library it can take a looooooong time. Lately I have been copying my files from the card to my desktop, and then moving the folder to the external after and it is much quicker. But I only have a 250gb internal drive in my mac and half is partitioned to windows so space is very limited. Anyway. I want to take advantage of the thunderbolt 2 ports. So far I am only using one with a displayport for my Eizo monitor. I am weighing my options and just want to open dialog with your advice and opinions. I want to keep things as cost effective as possible. I know I could just purchase a huge crazy drobo raid whatever but I just had my first kid and I'm trying to keep the budget low as possible. My never ending computer upgrade is not the most popular subject with the wife if you know what I mean. So far my options that I have researched: 1. Upgrade my internal SSD. Put a Samsung EVO Pro NVME drive in the trashcan with an adapter. This seems cool...but I would still be limited to about 1 tb to remain cost effective. I think it would be great for my most recent projects catalog but I could eat up that storage pretty quick. Also, I do like the idea of having bootcamp to play games once in a while. I know things get tricky with bootcamp on new NVME drives etc. 2. Sonnet Echo Express SE1 Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis (ECHO-EXP-SE1) - Looks interesting @ $200. I'm not exactly sure but I think I could then put a HD controller PCIE card in this with a large SSD. Or possibly 2 NVME drives? I'm not entirely sure what the speeds would be. I know they would most likely be quicker than my current usb 3.0 setup but not as fast as an internal NVME. I like how this box is up-gradable to thunderbolt 3 in case there is ever a new Mac Pro in 2019 etc. 3. Delock 42510 Thunderbolt External Enclosure for SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-inch SSD and HDD. I read about this from another post. Looks most cost effective @ $80. Can put a large SSD inside. Benchmarks don't look so amazing for some reason. With an Intel SSD 335mb/sec Write / 97mb/sec Read. I'm not sure what other options would be better. Thunderbolt 2 seems abandoned by everyone already. I still get angry thinking about all the TB2 hype that apple stirred up when the nMP was announced. Then they ditched it almost immediately. wtf. Looking forward to your opinions. Thanks for reading.