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MrMister111

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Is there a stand for the iMac 24” M1 that has the above, USB-C, USB-A, SD and hopefully a place for SSD.

I have an SSD for my Photos library, its small, but be either nice to tuck away in the stand, or I’ve seen something that actually has a storage place for it.

I just hate having things hanging out the back etc, and prefer if there was a small stand that had all this with the one cable to run it all.

What have others got/used/seen please?
 
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Fishrrman

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Why not go with a cheap solution?

It's called... "velcro".

Get a piece of velcro and attach the drive to the back of the stand, up and out-of-the-way...
 
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MrMister111

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Why not go with a cheap solution?

It's called... "velcro".

Get a piece of velcro and attach the drive to the back of the stand, up and out-of-the-way...

I’ve got a dongle that has the ports in I want, Sd, USB-A, and USB-C, just its more convenient when around front.

I could I suppose just leave on the stand, but then I have a TM external HDD as well, and gets messy…
 

MrMister111

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TheBonk

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Looks good, still very pricy, not sure how good quality the materials are but like the fact has a SSD slot as well.
I picked one up a couple of days ago. There was a $15 off coupon that was available to apply on Amazon as well. It feels like the same aluminum that the iMac is made out of, and the color is basically identical. Honestly, it blends so well it feels like an accessory made by Apple.
 

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uller6

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Why not go with a cheap solution?

It's called... "velcro".

Get a piece of velcro and attach the drive to the back of the stand, up and out-of-the-way...
The back of my iMac (and my other monitors) is velcro city. It's a fantastic, cheap solution to help declutter my desk!
 
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MrMister111

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The back of my iMac (and my other monitors) is velcro city. It's a fantastic, cheap solution to help declutter my desk!
Totally agree but the back of my iMac is on show to all, so wouldn’t look the best. At the moment I have a Hi-Rise stand and that has most stuffed out of the way, but then still have a dongle for the SD, reason I maybe want a cleaner all in one solution.



I picked one up a couple of days ago. There was a $15 off coupon that was available to apply on Amazon as well. It feels like the same aluminum that the iMac is made out of, and the color is basically identical. Honestly, it blends so well it feels like an accessory made by Apple.

Thanks for that, looks good! Perfect colour as well! Same as mine.

How much did you pay? I’m in UK but found it for £90 (approx $110). Just wondering if worth this for the few ports it’s gives.

Are you using an SSD with it? Work ok? What are you using that for just extra storage or a photos library or TM?

I’m still debating wether to get one with or without an SSD integrated. If I don’t need SSD then the Satechi one below, although not colour matched has same slots minus the SSD and is half the price.

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TheBonk

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Totally agree but the back of my iMac is on show to all, so wouldn’t look the best. At the moment I have a Hi-Rise stand and that has most stuffed out of the way, but then still have a dongle for the SD, reason I maybe want a cleaner all in one solution.





Thanks for that, looks good! Perfect colour as well! Same as mine.

How much did you pay? I’m in UK but found it for £90 (approx $110). Just wondering if worth this for the few ports it’s gives.

Are you using an SSD with it? Work ok? What are you using that for just extra storage or a photos library or TM?

I’m still debating wether to get one with or without an SSD integrated. If I don’t need SSD then the Satechi one below, although not colour matched has same slots minus the SSD and is half the price.

b753bcfcc1e3352eb39f11de60deaf37.jpg

With the $15 coupon that was available to me it was $75. (regular price $90) It’s well worth it IMO. I didn’t buy the SSD for it yet as I wanted to see if I even liked the stand first. I plan to use the SSD to store large files and conserve space on the iMac SSD. There are a couple limits to be aware of though, it looks like it supports up to 2 TB SSD and is limited to 10 Gbps.

The main thing I was looking for was a way to have an external SSD without velcroing it to the back (my iMac is in the center of the room, so the back is exposed). This stand also acts as a riser, adds about an inch. This is by far the most elegant solution I’ve found that completely blends into the iMac and takes up no additional space on the desk. Well worth it for me.
 
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MrMister111

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With the $15 coupon that was available to me it was $75. (regular price $90) It’s well worth it IMO. I didn’t buy the SSD for it yet as I wanted to see if I even liked the stand first. I plan to use the SSD to store large files and conserve space on the iMac SSD. There are a couple limits to be aware of though, it looks like it supports up to 2 TB SSD and is limited to 10 Gbps.

The main thing I was looking for was a way to have an external SSD without velcroing it to the back (my iMac is in the center of the room, so the back is exposed). This stand also acts as a riser, adds about an inch. This is by far the most elegant solution I’ve found that completely blends into the iMac and takes up no additional space on the desk. Well worth it for me.

Thanks, that’s cheap, unsurprisingly it’s a lot more in UK £90 compared to (equivalent) £60.

Your correct though looks really good, and almost Apple like, especially if you say it’s same materials and colour.

I think I might buy and maybe an SSD (2Tb) and use it for Photos library as it’s most used thing on iMac, I’m up to 1.1Tb now on that, and I like full downloads so the internal SSD is too small. I can then use the current external SSD for TM.

Not sure on speeds though, would 10Gbps with the internal SSD be fast enough? Be same as external Samsung T7?
 

TheBonk

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Thanks, that’s cheap, unsurprisingly it’s a lot more in UK £90 compared to (equivalent) £60.

Your correct though looks really good, and almost Apple like, especially if you say it’s same materials and colour.

I think I might buy and maybe an SSD (2Tb) and use it for Photos library as it’s most used thing on iMac, I’m up to 1.1Tb now on that, and I like full downloads so the internal SSD is too small. I can then use the current external SSD for TM.

Not sure on speeds though, would 10Gbps with the internal SSD be fast enough? Be same as external Samsung T7?

I have a T7 as well and it’s always been fast enough for me. Then again I’m only moving a couple GB into it at a time infrequently. The one thing that would be a negative of using an SSD in this stand is if you put in an NVME drive rated at 3500 MB/s, it’s going to throttle down to 1250 MB/s. But I still wouldn’t have an issue with that except for that first transfer of your entire library.
 

MrMister111

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I have a T7 as well and it’s always been fast enough for me. Then again I’m only moving a couple GB into it at a time infrequently. The one thing that would be a negative of using an SSD in this stand is if you put in an NVME drive rated at 3500 MB/s, it’s going to throttle down to 1250 MB/s. But I still wouldn’t have an issue with that except for that first transfer of your entire library.

Ordered!

I think I may buy an SSD. Not sure on the technicalities though. So sounds like I may as well get cheapest, so probably slowest SSD for inside the stand.

Not sure what the T7 plugged into rear of iMac, compared to inside SSD, speed wise would be best way to go.

As say would take a while to sync, think I’ll have to start sync again from scratch as last time swapped from a spinny to T7 rather than being able to transfer across it had to sync from the cloud and download all again?!?

If T7 is going to be better plugged in back, significantly, I could use the inside SSD as TM.
 

MrMister111

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Got the stand. Nice and matches iMac really well.

So I copied over my photos library, and opened and chose as system library…and no sec..?

Confirmed total amount of pics and vids were same as on my iPhone. Took a iPhone pic, and it appeared on my iMac, so know its syncing.

Wonder why it hasn’t had to sync this time?

On a not of the stand, I’ve put n an SDD, with the heat sink pad. Been working fine, but totally just had a notification that Photos had to quit, and a warning to say I should have ejected disk, this is the one inside the stand.

I had to unplug the USB-C cable for the stand, back in and appeared again. Is this a normal thing with these? Anyway I can see a log to see why it did? overheating or anything?

I’ll keep an eye on and report, was from Amazon so should be fine for returns
 
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