Best option for 21" SSD?

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

  1. Andy2011 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    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?

  2. Yeroon macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2012
    If 256 GB is enough, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt/usb 3.0 drive might be interesting (including TB cable!)
  3. AxiomaticRubric macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2010
    On Mars, Praising the Omnissiah
  4. Andy2011 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
  5. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    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

    Feb 28, 2011
    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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