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Banan911

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I’m getting the new 24” M1 iMac (with 4 ports) very soon, and I thought of using the 2.5” SSD from my old MacBook Pro in an external enclosure. But I’m not really up to date with USB and Thunderbolt specifications and I’ve also read that there are some issues with certain controller chipsets of some enclosures together with M1.

What are your recommendations for me? I’ve been looking at these 2 enclosures:


Are these enclosures good options and do they have controller chipsets that work okay with the M1?
 

Apple_Robert

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I agree with Stephen. Buy an external drive and sell your old Mac, unless you can use it as a server. If you used Carbon Copy Cloner for backups, you could have CCC backup your new iMac to the drive on your old Mac. I do that kind of backup and it works flawlessly.
 

Stephen.R

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Or give the Mac to a family member or whatever - my point is that unless the rest of the laptop is literally unusable (like a fried component or whatever) it has value, and a separate external drive is cheap.
 

Banan911

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The old Mac is so old and so used that it really can’t go on for much longer. It does not have any resell value. It’s actually worth more taken apart and sold in pieces at eBay.

Remember it’s 13 years old and can’t even run the last many versions of MacOS

But thx for your suggestions in that direction 🙂
 
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HoiPiet

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The old Mac is so old and so used that it really can’t go on for much longer. It does not have any resell value. It’s actually worth more taken apart and sold in pieces at eBay.

oyendigital.com has a couple possible solutions. Although I don't have a camera that outputs usb-c, I have been thinking about getting this enclosure: https://oyendigital.com/lync-ssd-to-usb-c-camera-drive-dock-adapter.html

Or https://oyendigital.com/hard-drives/store/U31M-C25.html
 
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