Seagate Thunderbolt Adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Dr Charter, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Dr Charter macrumors 6502

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    I've read that you can hook an SSD up to the Seagate thunderbolt adapter. Can anyone confirm that this works well? Since I already have the adapter, this would be a lot cheaper than the TB SSDs from Pegasus and LaCie.
     
  2. Nemic macrumors member

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    Yes you can.

    I use a Crucial M4 256 GB SSD with mine, and have had no problems. It's really fast as well.

    As the drive is slim and has no bulky enclosure, it sits above the adapter in a similar manner to the photo's in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14859567#post14859567

    I have a pad of paper attached to the SSD using elastic bands, to prevent it from flexing into this gap. Also there are magnets in the adapter (I think) and it may be wise to keep this gap open.


    There is also a long thread in the Mac Mini forum, where they have tested multiple SSD's with this adapter - not always with success. I have not looked at it for a while, but it seemed that drop-outs were sometimes an issue when using larger 512 GB SSD's.
     

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