Best external budget SSD for imac 2017 ? VS fusion drive bootcamp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ransz, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Ransz macrumors member

    May 7, 2013
    Im thinking on getting an external SSD to install bootcamp on it and play some games.
    I noticed that the popular choice by many is the samsung t3 external ssd, but it has read and write speed of 400mbs... how much read and write speed does fusion drive have while in bootcamp?

    Any other good budget external ssd's worth checking?
  2. SnowLucas macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2015
    My understanding is boot camp will not see or use the SSD in the fusion drive so speeds will be those of the regular spinning hard drive while in bootcamp. As in slow.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 23, 2017 ---
    If your looking to save money you can play games from an external drive (I'd say USB 3 min) and buy a smaller SSD for just windows. Or just put windows on the fusion drive and see how it treats you.

    I run games from an external hard drive and they take longer to start (compared to the SSD) but are fine once going.
  3. Ransz thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2013
    Wondering whats the read and write of fusion drive in bootcamp without its internal SSD.
    If its worth buying external ssd with 450mbs read speed

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