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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1675992 23-Nov-2016 13:21
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 Found one amazon, and it seems to send to NZ as well, profit!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-256GB-Thunderbolt-StoreJet-TS256GSJM500/dp/B00NV9LSGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479860378&sr=8-1&keywords=thunderbolt+ssd#customerReviews


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1676003 23-Nov-2016 13:25
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dude, usb3 enclosure is backwards compatible. It may not give you USB3 speed but it is still faster than a USB2 enclosure.

 

 

 

a decent 500gb ssd is ~$180 nzd. just open up and replace the hdd


 
 
 
 




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1676621 24-Nov-2016 10:53
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dryburn:

 

dude, usb3 enclosure is backwards compatible. It may not give you USB3 speed but it is still faster than a USB2 enclosure.

 

 

 

a decent 500gb ssd is ~$180 nzd. just open up and replace the hdd

 

 

 

 

Correct me if I am wrong, but usb2 speed is similar(if not less) to the internal disk speed right?


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  Reply # 1676628 24-Nov-2016 11:11
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variable:

 

dryburn:

 

dude, usb3 enclosure is backwards compatible. It may not give you USB3 speed but it is still faster than a USB2 enclosure.

 

 

 

a decent 500gb ssd is ~$180 nzd. just open up and replace the hdd

 

 

Correct me if I am wrong, but usb2 speed is similar(if not less) to the internal disk speed right?

 

 

USB2 is way lower, (by a factor of at least 10) - Booting off a USB 2 drive will be painfully slow, and will negate any imact of using an SSD

 

a mid 2011 Imac has a SATA 3 HDD,  SATA 3 is 6Gb/s

 

USB 2 is 480Mb/s

 

The thunderbolt port is 10Gbs *2 channels




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1677177 25-Nov-2016 09:06
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Yeah, that's what I thought, USB2 will be the bottleneck.


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1677199 25-Nov-2016 09:22
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yes of course it will be the bottleneck

 

 

 

I was merely saying that

 

 

 

If you have a system which runs only on USB2.

 

A HDD within a USB2 enclosure and the same HDD within a USB3 enclosure.

 

You would get better read/write in the USB3 enclosure even on a system that runs only on USB2.

 

 

 

well that has been my experience


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