Using an External SSD for boot volume?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by webcity, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. webcity macrumors member

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    After much debating, I've taken the plunge and ordered a 21.5" 2.7GHz i5 iMac. I will be upgrading the ram but I would like some advice regarding the hard drive.

    I would like to use an SSD as a boot drive because of the huge increase in speed. However, I don't really want to go pulling my shiny new iMac apart to accomplish this. So...what's the best Hard Drive enclosure to get to use with an SSD that will give me the best performance?
     
  2. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    either http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10549 or http://www.promise.com/storage/raid_series.aspx?m=192&region=en-global&rsn1=40&rsn3=47

    there are currently no single disk thunderbolt enclosures :(, if i had an iMac with thunderbolt i'd try and save for the R4 or R6 from pegasus, and have 2/4 HDD and 2 SSD in it, the HDDs in mirror for back ups and the SSDs striped for performance
     
  3. webcity thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Gees that's a lot.

    I think I'll stick to taking the iMacs to an AASP and get them to switch the drive for me.
     

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