External SSD 3.0 or Thunderbolt Drive Question on iMac 2015

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hazeydavey, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. hazeydavey macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    If one has a 7200 RPM internal 1 TB hardrive on a late model 2015 iMac...will moving photos/audio/movies to a 3.0 SSD or TB Flash drive be faster than the machine's internal?

    Or is the external upgrade the way to just save startup time and app opening when you move the OS and things like MS Office over there to the external? Or will I not even see any gain because of bottlenecking etc...thanks!

    Machine has 24 GB Ram and the 3.2 Intel quad processor.
  2. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    It won't be faster than the machine's internal drive, but it might be acceptable for your needs.

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