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    Angry looking for a thunderbolt 2 solution
    im trying to run a ssd through thunderbolt 2 on my 2015 iMac 5k does anyone have a solution for me i am looking for an external enclosure thats sata 6 to thunderbolt 2. or thunderbolt 3 to 2 adaptor so i can connect it to my mac

    i been looking for days any help would be appreciated thanks guys in advance

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    Welcome to our forums.

    You might want to check Amazon.com or www.monoprice.com for the proper adapter and enclosure. Not sure if either has what you're looking for but easy enough to check.

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    checked nothing on either website

    whats the fasted way to set up an external ssd on a iMac 5k 2015

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    As long as you have the proper enclosure for the SSD you can as suggested above maybe go with a USB 3 connection or Thunderbolt 2. Since we really do not know which SSD you have and the type of connectors it has, the question is a bit hard to answer.

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    its a 2.5 sata ssd

    if you know of any enclosure that can run thunderbolt 2 thats what im looking for

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    Why not look for USB-c?
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    i would love to i don't have a usb c on this mac just thunderbolt 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakobz View Post
    i would love to i don't have a usb c on this mac just thunderbolt 2
    That's right as USB-c (Thunderbolt 3) did not appear on the iMac until the 2017 version. As far as an enclosure for your SSD that connects via TB 2, I don't know of any. You might give Fry's a try to see what they have in stock. www.frys.com

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    Then you'll need a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakobz View Post
    i would love to i don't have a usb c on this mac just thunderbolt 2

    Have you looked at the options for external enclosures at:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard...al-Enclosures/

    or the very handy but a bit expensive OWC Drive Dock:
    https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/exte...owc-drive-dock


    Thunderbolt can be nice and fast, but it can also put a fair strain on one's finances.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Then you'll need a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
    yes im looking for a tb3 to tb2 adaptor has anyone seen one frys.com or newegg.com doesn't seem to have one
    i would also take a usb 3 to tb2 adaptor that should work just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakobz View Post
    yes im looking for a tb3 to tb2 adaptor has anyone seen one frys.com or newegg.com doesn't seem to have one
    i would also take a usb 3 to tb2 adaptor that should work just fine


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