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    yeah...my original plan was to get the empty one and put the 1TB that comes with the mac mini in it and then add the SSD internally...but since the internal SSD by itself was $240 and the enclosure with the SSD is $299...i was thinking this maybe a better route since i wouldn't have to open the mac mini up
     
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    Philip,
    How do you find the bare enclosure? I was under the impression that the jmicron chipset that they use is unreliable with USB3.0.
     
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    right now i don't use any usb3. i find the t-bolt gear to work better.


    to dapitts08 the samsung is very good quality ssd. good reviews etc. every samsung ssd i have owned used or sold still works. more then 50 of them 800 model 810/470 the 830's and the 840's
     
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    thanks philipma1957 so now i think i'm going to go ahead and get the data doubler and install the ssd internally

    now i am deciding between the samsung you linked and the pro version which is going for $219...any thoughts ? is it worth the $50 difference?
     
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    only if you will write endlessly to the drive. the pro is better built and will take longer to wear out. the pro is a little quicker . most users do not need it but some do.
     
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    thanks...i won't be writing much...

    only using it for apps so i assume mostly reading

    i think i'll save the dough
     
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    yeah that is what i decided to do

    got the samsung 840 256 gig SSD and the data doubler from OWC
     

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