SSD Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Machu, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Machu macrumors newbie

    Machu

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    #1
    Is this:
    http://sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1190)-SanDisk_Extreme_FireWire_Readers.aspx

    +

    This:
    http://sandisk.com/Products/Item(2207)-SDCFX3-16384-901-SanDisk_Extreme_III_CompactFlash_16GB.aspx

    My fastest and cheapest External Firewire Boot Solution for a Mac Mini. I can get both these cheaper on eBay BTW. I also like the no moving parts thing too.

    If anyone knows a cheaper, faster, better way please let me know.

    Also, OS X needs, what, like, 15GB to install... but cant you thin it out after install then copy that image to a smaller CF card...:confused:
     
  2. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

    cohibadad

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    #2
    You can use those but there are much cheaper solutions that will perform much better. For what those offer you could get a fast USB thumb drive. A better target drive would be a portable FW400 drive which would give a lot more storage for cheaper and be much faster.
     
  3. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    California
    #3
    That's an interesting solution. I think cohibadad is right though; you can get similar speeds out of cheaper devices, like an FW400 drive.
     
  4. Machu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Machu

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    #4
    I really dont need more than 16GB... What about a firewire thumbdrive? Or, who makes the the fastest USB thumbdrives, whats considered a fast TD transfer rate these days?
     

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