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External SSD as Mac system drive iMac

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:06 am
by Wiz
Just yesterday I put a Samsung T5 500GB USB 3 external drive on my 2013 3.2G iMac

I cloned the system drive, and made the SSD the boot drive...

Man, did it make a huge difference!!

The iMac is just flying.. boot time, apps, I would never have thought the internal spinning HD was such a bottleneck as it was

The drive cost me 299 and is certainly a great performance increase

worth thinking about, vs upgrading.

Wiz

Re: External SSD as Mac system drive iMac

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:25 pm
by Drumstruck
Add another for your non-volatile data and you'll have twice the smile - it's a great way to extend the life of an older computer.