Best SSD for 2017 mbp

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  1. chamber, Oct 12, 2017
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    chamber macrumors newbie

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    Recently got my 15" mbp, amazing computer love everything about it. But after contemplation I decided to commit to dual booting, mostly so I can play some games (overwatch). Although a small issue that I need to overcome: I only have 256GB SSD, which for obvious reasons is holding me back to do what I want to do. Any of you guys/girls have ideas about cheap SSDs (strictly usb-c compatible)?
     
  2. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    While the SSD speed of this drive and any single SATA SSD will only be about 1/6th the speed of your internal drive, the Samsung T5 is quickly becoming a go-to for fast, affordable, portable, USB-SSD storage that can take advantage of your Mac's USB 3.1 gen 2 capability.
     
  3. chamber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    price is a little steep that's all
     
  4. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    Sandisk extreme 900 if you want something faster then samsung t5, although its still going to be slower then the ssd inside the mac.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP:

    You can't buy an external SSD that will come anywhere near the performance you get now from the internal SSD/flash drive on the MacBook Pro.

    That's really all there is to say about it...
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 601

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    If you got it in the last 14 days (in the US) you can return it and step up to the 512 GB or more models
     
  7. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    That's NAND. :p

    You could purchase an internal SSD + a USB-C enclosure, but for decent NAND it's going to cost around that price once factoring in the price of a gen 2 enclosure. The MX300 is a bit less at around 140-160, but not significantly given a good aluminum gen 2 enclosure will be around 20-30.
     

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