Thunderbolt SSD & Standardized SSDs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by agentdcooper, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. agentdcooper macrumors newbie

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    Mar 14, 2012
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    Hi,

    I have a few questions regarding SDDs.

    Could some please tell me what would the benefits and/or drawbacks be of buying a Thunderbolt SSD, (when they become more available) to boot from and to load applications from / as opposed to buying an Imac with an internal SSD?

    Also, if Apple standardize SSDs in the 2012 Imac, how much cheaper do you think they could be, seeing that prices hopefully have dropped for SSDs since last May? (Obviously total speculation here).
    If the SSD comes standard with the Imac, would prices match current Imacs without SSD?

    Thanks.
     
  2. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    No draw backs other than its an external drive which is more prone to accidental disconnects. You can currently build a nice better performing external Thunderbolt SSD less than the ones on the market. You can pickup an empty Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex enclosure on eBay and install any 2.5" SATA III SSD under 480GB, plus the cost of the Seagate Thunderbolt GoFlex 2.5" adapter.

    Seagate Thunderbolt GoFlex 2.5" Adapter - $99
    Seagate FeeAgent GoFlex Enclosure on eBay - $20
    240GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SF-2281 - $244
     

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