External fusion drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by InquisitiveAmI, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. InquisitiveAmI macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm hopeful I've come to a conclusion now but am I right in saying that by purchasing a seagate desktop thunderbolt adapter samsung 840 pro ssd and then daisy chaining a 1tb Lacie rugged thunderbolt i could create a fusion drive?

    Plus does anyone know of any threads which state read/write of samsung 840 when connected to the DESK version thunderbolt adapter?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Will you see a benefit to an external SSD drive going through USB3?
  3. InquisitiveAmI thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2012
    From what I've heard Samsung 840 pro ssd works a lot faster with thunderbolt but I really need to find out what speeds it can get on a desktop adapter though ...
  4. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    You would not be able to create a "fusion" drive by using an external SSD. Apple uses some tricks internally on the iMacs to make that work, and you won't be able to duplicate it via external interfaces, especially since the OS will only see the two drives independently of each other.
  5. InquisitiveAmI thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Would the setup itself function properly though ?

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