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    UPDATE

    I've now got an external enclosure with USB 3.0 for my Crucial MX500 1Tb SSD. Using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/38...isk-speed-test , my SSD gives a consistent 420MB/s for both read and write. The manufacturer claim the SSD can do 560MB/s read and 510 MB/s. The performance improvement using the SSD externally is now very noticeable and I now need to consider whether I want to fit it internally and lose the 1Tb HDD, or whether it will fit onto the Logic board so that I can retain the HDD as well as run the SSD internally.

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    Thunderbolt on late 2012 iMac 27inch
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    I now need to consider whether I want to fit it internally and lose the 1Tb HDD, or whether it will fit onto the Logic board so that I can retain the HDD as well as run the SSD internally.

    Hmmm...??? If you really need all that speed with internal drives, why not consider upgrading to a newer and faster Mac where all that has been done and tested for you?

    Something to consider as your current Mac is now close to seven years old, but also has some decent resale/trade-in value.





    - Patrick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Hmmm...??? If you really need all that speed with internal drives, why not consider upgrading to a newer and faster Mac where all that has been done and tested for you?

    Something to consider as your current Mac is now close to seven years old, but also has some decent resale/trade-in value.

    - Patrick
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    I've recently bought 16gb of RAM for 87GBP (=$114) giving me 24Gb RAM total and the 1Tb SSD for 125GBP ($163). Therefore, for a fraction of the price of a new iMac this iMac has got a new lease of life. As it is, I can remove the RAM upgrade and the SSD whenever I want to get a new Mac.

    This set-up is now worth more to me than it's resale value.

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    Thunderbolt on late 2012 iMac 27inch
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    This set-up is now worth more to me than it's resale value.

    That often seems to be the case.





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