eSATA boot drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Undone11091, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Undone11091 macrumors member

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    OWC has the eSATA upgrade for the iMac and i wanted to know if i could hook up a ssd to it and use is as a boot/apps drive?

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27

    Orrrrrrr would it just be easier to have them install an SSD and use the eSATA for something else?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, you can use and SSD as boot drive via eSATA. You can't have both, SSD and eSATA as there is only one extra SATA port
     
  3. Undone11091 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I was planning on having them hooking up an internal ssd along with the 1tb hdd that's already in there plus unhook the super drive and use that sata as an esata for an external blu Ray drive?
     
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    You are just fine with USB Blu-Ray drive as optical media is so slow. Best Blu-Ray movies have bitrate of 50Mb/s and USB 2.0 can provide up to 300Mb/s in real world
     

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