SSD in Thunderbolt Chain

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mkre, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. mkre macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    Hello everyone.

    I'm currently running my OS off a Lacie Rugged SSD via thunderbolt, instead of the internal HDD in my iMac. I'm also running a Lacie 2Big 6TB for storage. The SSD however, doesn't have thunderbolt passthrough so my current chain looks like this;

    iMac ----> Lacie 2Big ----> Lacie Rugged SSD.

    I've been wanting to get one of those LG ultrawide displays. Their latest product in that line of monitors, 34um95 QHD Display, has thunderbolt passthrough.

    I was wondering if I would get slow performance from my SSD if I was to run a display in the chain like so;

    iMac ----> Display ----> Lacie 2Big ----> Lacie Rugged SSD.
  2. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    Does your iMac only have one thunderbolt port?

    Either way, I think running it like this will have negligible impact on the performance.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    I would expect that to run just fine. Thunderbolt is a really big data pipe, you're not even close to bottlenecking it.
  4. g4cube macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2003
    Should be fine as display has dedicated bandwidth within the thunderbolt connection. That's what Thunderbolt was designed for.

    I hope to get my LG display soon.

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