External SSD for iMac (homemade Fusion)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by insimbi, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. insimbi macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2008
    I recently purchased a base 27" 2013 iMac with the 1TB HDD only. Is it possible to connect an external SSD via USB 3.0 and use it like a Fusion drive? Can I boot and run OS X off of it?
    I already have a Samsung SSD, I just need some soft of enclosure. I found this one on Amazon:

    Would I be able to do this? Is it possible? Can someone point me in the right direction?

  2. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    Yes you can do this, but do not use USB3. Get a Thunderbolt sled, works much better.
  3. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2008
    Can you point me in the right direction - which ones are the best?

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