Dual Drives?

Crash Davis

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My current setup is mac HD on a 256gb SSD and a 2nd internal 2tb drive for data. What's the best way to re-create this with the current options? Get the 256/512 internal SSD for mac HD and then add an external SSD for data? Or spinning thunderbolt drive?

Thanks.
 

chabig

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You'll save money by getting the 256GB internal SSD and keeping your data externally. A 2TB external SSD will be faster than a 2TB spinning disk, but pricier. If I were you and didn't mind the expense, I would get a 2TB Samsung X5 portable SSD (Thunderbolt 3) for $1000.
 

Crash Davis

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Thanks chabig. Is there a lot of benefit for normal use (docs/photos/videos) in getting the X5 vs something like the T5 with USB-C, USB 3.1?
 

chabig

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I have two T5s. They're very fast. Though the X5 is the fastest you can get, I don't think it's worth paying the price for. The 2TB T5 is $400 at Amazon.
 
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