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Thunderbolt 2 external SSD options for late 2015 iMac?
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Chinasaur
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Apr 30, 2020, 06:08 PM
 
Greetings all,

I would like to connect an external ssd drive to my iMac. Mainly for storage and maybe boot if faster than the fusion drive installed. Having a hard time identifying HW I need. I am on Catalina so my Thunderbolt 2/ DisplayPort should support now.

Anyone have recommendations for HD, enclosure and cables?

Thanks for anything and hope you all are well!
iMac - Late 2015 iMac, 32GB RAM
MacBook - 2010 MacBook, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM
     
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May 5, 2020, 03:16 AM
 
If you want storage only, any USB 3 SSD will be fast enough. If you absolutely want speed at any cost, get a Samsung X5 and Apple's Thunderbolt 2 to 3 converter:

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/M...D4595%252B45b0
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
   
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