Best option for 21" SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Andy2011, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Andy2011 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at getting a new iMac but the only one thing is holding me back from buying now is the lack of an SSD.

    I assume I can boot from either an external USB3 or thunderbolt, but can anyone recommend me any reasonably priced enclosures/drives that will work?

    Has anyone been doing this yet?

    Ta
     
  2. Yeroon macrumors member

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    If 256 GB is enough, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt/usb 3.0 drive might be interesting (including TB cable!)
     
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  4. Andy2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently running my 2011 21.5 iMac off a Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt sled (STAE121) and 128GB SSD. The sled costs $99 and can run any 2.5" HDD or SSD. I will note that some folks have reported disconnections (I have experienced a few lockups as well), but works great outside of those few blips. Provides a snappy experience and easy to upgrade!
     
  6. Andy2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That looks a pretty good option.. has anyone tried putting an SSD inside a USB 3.0 enclosure and using it as a boot drive? If so what kinds of speeds do you get from it?
     

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