SSD in Thunderbolt Chain

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

  1. mkre macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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