External SSD for iMac (homemade Fusion)

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

  1. insimbi macrumors 6502

    insimbi

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    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:
    http://www.amazon.com/Anker®-Uspeed...665950&sr=8-1&keywords=external+ssd+enclosure

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

    Thanks.
     
  2. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Yes you can do this, but do not use USB3. Get a Thunderbolt sled, works much better.
     
  3. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

    insimbi

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    Can you point me in the right direction - which ones are the best?
     

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