iMac SSD upgrade or External ssd

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Allengts, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Allengts macrumors newbie


    Feb 29, 2016
    hi everyone,

    I have found that micro center is able to upgrade hard drive on my late 2015 27 inch iMac 5k to an ssd. I currently have a 1tb regular hd. Should i go this route or do a external one? Is there a difference?

    How easy is it to setup a Mac to boot off external?

  2. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    Easy to set up to boot off external. (Google is your friend). Speed difference between internal and external will be small. Depends no the cost and your budget.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Fastest, easiest, cheapest way to upgrade is to get something like this:

    Either a 240gb or 480gb will do.

    These are small and light enough so that you could velcro it to the back of the iMac's stand, where it would be unobtrusive and out of sight.

    Put your OS, apps, and accounts (see below) on the SSD.
    Put your large libraries (music, photos, movies) onto the internal HDD.

    Will give you a GREAT performance boost!

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