Extern SOLID STATE DISK SAMSUNG 840 SSD for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mike075, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Mike075 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    is it posible to use a SOLID STATE DISK SAMSUNG 840 SSD HardDisk
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MZ-7TD250BW-Series-Solid-2-5-Inch/dp/B009NHAEXE
    as an extern bootable media for iMac (2011)?

    I want to do this because:
    1. I would like to speed up my boot- and downtime without opening the iMac (SSD)
    2. I want to exclude the bootable harddisk from the inner side of the iMac
    to the extern side.

    Thx in advance

    Mike
     
  2. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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    Columbia, SC
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    Yes, it can be done, but you'll need a Thunderbolt adapter. You can get a Buffalo MiniStation and replace the 500GB drive with the 840 Pro, or get a BackupPlus and plug the Pro into it.

    The MiniStation is more work, but looks nicer. It also comes with a Thunderbolt cable, and I don't know if the Seagate does. If it *doesn't* be aware that it costs ~$40. I picked the MiniStation over the Seagate, basically because it performs as well, but IMO, looks much nicer - almost like an Apple designed product. [​IMG]
     

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