iMac 2011 Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rbfinch2, May 17, 2014.

  1. rbfinch2 macrumors member

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    Greetings.

    I just purchased an iMac 2011 on eBay the other day (still waiting for it to arrive). I was wondering, could I have it boot up on an external SSD drive using Thunderbolt, and if so what are some good drive?
     
  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    Certainly it will boot on a Thunderbolt drive. I use a MiniPro Thunderbolt SSD on mine to test different operating systems. Thunderbolt also supports TRIM.

    I also use a Crucial M500 SSD that I added internally to my 2011 iMac. The Crucial is faster than the external, which apparently holds a Sandisk SSD. Others have other SSD preferences.
     

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