iMac 2011 Question

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

  1. rbfinch2 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013

    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

    Feb 2, 2013
    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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