SSD options for seagate t-bolt connector?

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  1. gingerbenn macrumors member

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    I've got an seagate t-bolt connector being delivered to me in the Uk next week and I want some guidance on a (64gb to 128gb) SDD drive I can connect to it without problems that the large SDD's seem to be having.

    I basically want to be able to use the SDD as my main system drive and use my mac mini's drive as storage. Cheap possible options prefered, but willing to pay bit more if I know the drive is gonna be reliable etc plus I still have to fork out for the thunderbolt cable!

    Any help would be greatful
    Benn
     
  2. Litobandit macrumors newbie

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    In other forums below there are testing a bunch of ssd's that work with that adaptor and it seems bigger ssd's over 240gb are having issues when running at speeds of sata lll. So you might want to look there to see which might best fit your needs.
     
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    SATA II SSDs are the safest bet and you will get the full speed benefit. If going with SATA III, stay away from Samsung 830 SSDs. Although I had no issues with my 256GB Samsung 830, the 512GB model is really bad. The Samsung 830 line is known for power spikes which is not good for external enclosures.
     
  4. gingerbenn thread starter macrumors member

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    So far the only drives with issues are SATA III over 480GB SSD and Seagate's own 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex.
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the crucial m4 128gb sata III is pretty good

    samsung series 470 / 810 256gb sata II is very good


    I just tested a muskin sata III 256gb it is the fastest I have ever used and it is working. only 1 days worth of tests. I link to the model is here.


    http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226


    this is the largest fastest best price ssd that works if you can find one in the uk.
     
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