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alexxn

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 14, 2009
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S. Fla
I basically stole a 6 Month old 2015 4K 21.5" iMac, way too good of a deal to pass up.

The downside - it has the 5400RPM spinning HD. I have 2 options:

1) Flip it (I could easily make $300 by reselling) OR

2) Keep it (to replace my 2008 iMac that has an SSD I replaced) and add a Lacie 250GB external Thunderbolt SSD to use as my boot drive.

Thoughts ? From what I'm reading TRIM WILL work on an external Thunderbolt SSD ?

Thanks !
 

rbart

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Nov 3, 2013
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Trim will work with an external TB SSD. You will have to use trim force command to enable it.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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I basically stole a 6 Month old 2015 4K 21.5" iMac, way too good of a deal to pass up.

The downside - it has the 5400RPM spinning HD. I have 2 options:

1) Flip it (I could easily make $300 by reselling) OR

2) Keep it (to replace my 2008 iMac that has an SSD I replaced) and add a Lacie 250GB external Thunderbolt SSD to use as my boot drive.

Thoughts ? From what I'm reading TRIM WILL work on an external Thunderbolt SSD ?

Thanks !
Many people here use this method and really love it so no reason why not it's even damn good on some USB 3 enclosures.

Of course you can pay an apple authorised technician to replace your HDD with an SSD instead if you like, it has a SATA connector so should be fairly easy for someone who knows what they a re doing.
 

alexxn

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 14, 2009
160
2
S. Fla
Many people here use this method and really love it so no reason why not it's even damn good on some USB 3 enclosures.

Of course you can pay an apple authorised technician to replace your HDD with an SSD instead if you like, it has a SATA connector so should be fairly easy for someone who knows what they a re doing.

Maybe down the road after the 1 Year Warranty is up, or if I decide to get Applecare once that is over.

For now I just ordered a Lacie 250GB TB drive and I'll use the built in 1TB for Time Machine.
 

alexxn

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 14, 2009
160
2
S. Fla
Got my Lacie TB SSD Drive Today (gotta love Amazon Prime) and cloned everything -

This iMac FLIES now, made a HUGE difference ! I'm speechless. It's as fast as my rMB Pro.

Well worth it guys, thanks everyone !
 
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