USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD as Boot Drive

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  1. nemoryoliver macrumors member

    nemoryoliver

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    Anyone here using a 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD Enclosure with NVMe PCIe SSD as the Boot Drive? Is building a drive like this better than using a Samsung T5 you think? Will this be reliable for long term?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    USB3.1 gen2 will give reads about 1.8x-2x that of a t5.

    No idea of long-term reliability.

    But it will be noticeably faster than a USB3.1 gen1 drive.
     
  3. nemoryoliver thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot for the confirmation. I'll wait for more insights so I could decide.
     
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