best external ssd drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Rud3Bwoy, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

    Rud3Bwoy

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    Topic v day is coming up so thought id put this on my list

    i have a imac 2013 and it has a ssd but want an external one for some 1080p video recording instead of using my main drive
     
  2. Markc1024 macrumors member

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    Samsung makes some good drives, I have the 850 Pro, but on an external drive it will be the interface that dictates speed - if that is what you are looking for. I doubt you'll realize any speed benefit going with SSD over traditional
     
  3. Nemic macrumors member

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    If you own a Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt portable adapter, it is possible to add your own choice of SSD. It will be very fast, however I think that with the portable adapter there can be instabilities if you use a drive larger than 512 MB.

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backu...id=1423578382&sr=8-12&keywords=seagate+goflex

    If you use the desktop adapter then you should have no issues with instability.

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-GoFle...id=1423578530&sr=8-66&keywords=seagate+goflex

    This does give you the flexibility of being able to use more than one model / size of SSD.

    I also sometimes use SSD drives plugged into "cheap" USB 3.0 enclosures.
     

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