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  1. #16
    usb c to thunderbolt 1/2
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    Your Mac's Specs
    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2015 MBPr, early 2014 MBA, mid 2010 MB (10.13.6), iPhone 6 (iOS 11).
    To reply to Slydude's post:


    I'm using 2 Samsung T5 SSD's - one 250GB for my iTunes, and one 500GB for my "Creative Media" (video and photo files).

    I've basically removed all media from my iMac.

    At the moment, I've found no issues with slow downs at all. Image and video files seem to open at the same speed.

    Speed wasn't the major concern for me though (I want these thunderbolt cables to free up USB slots). I really wanted to future-proof things for the day when my iMac inevitably dies. Rather morbidly, I want to ensure things are as simple as possible for my wife to operate should something happen to me!!

    Back up wise, TM works across everything, but I do clone the discs as well, including a bootable iMac clone. I just find everything much "neater and tidier" now than it used to be. I just have my SSD's for my media, each one individually backed up to an EHD. And I can add more SSD memory when needed :-)
    There's probably something I've done that I shouldn't or missed something, but everything seems to be working fine one week in.


    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

  2. #17
    usb c to thunderbolt 1/2
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    One of Amazon's mahoosive local depots is around 2 miles from my house! I usually get next day delivery as a Prime customer anyway, but I find their deliveries on the whole to be super fast :-)

    Wow!! You sure can't get much closer than that and I'm surprised you have to pay anything for delivery being so close.

    And that sure is a massive complex!!!:
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/ga...affairs-amazon
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...l-pitches.html


    PS: I'm sorry I forgot about your diagnosis and I trust and hope you're doing and keeping well.




    - Patrick
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  3. #18
    usb c to thunderbolt 1/2
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    thanks for the update. I have my current media on a USB drive with a backup on a separate usb drive. For me budget constraints will mean a gradual move to SSDs due to cost of the drives and TB enclosures.

  4. #19
    usb c to thunderbolt 1/2
    nickyr's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2015 MBPr, early 2014 MBA, mid 2010 MB (10.13.6), iPhone 6 (iOS 11).
    Thanks Patrick

    I'm doing OK for now. Nearly 3 years post stem cell transplant but still no full remission - I guess that'll never come. I see my consultant in 2 weeks time for my 3 monthly check up (always a stressful time and they come around so fast).

    I used to cycle past the Amazon warehouse on my way home from work while they were building it. It IS huuuuge!!

    Sly - I use Samsung portable SSD's. They're not crazy expensive and I can always take them with me when I go away somewhere which is a bonus.


    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

  5. #20
    usb c to thunderbolt 1/2
    nickyr's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2015 MBPr, early 2014 MBA, mid 2010 MB (10.13.6), iPhone 6 (iOS 11).
    further update:

    these cables do not work unfortunately
    I've tried them on my iMac and MacBook Pro in case there was an issue with the TB ports on my iMac
    seems these are for AV signals only and not for data transfer

    Back to the drawing board :-(


    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

  6. #21
    usb c to thunderbolt 1/2
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    further update:
    these cables do not work unfortunately

    Bummer!!

    I don't know if it will help but this article is interesting:
    USB 3.1 have you confused? Here’s everything you need to know about the standard
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...it-do-for-pcs/

    And a very understated comment:
    Comparison with Thunderbolt

    Here’s where things get confusing. Intel’s proprietary Thunderbolt standard, which competes with USB 3.1, is sometimes compatible with it using the same cables
    And there's a gotcha — is sometimes compatible with it using the same cables. Yeah right — maybe sometimes!!!

    IE: Yet another "Standard" that isn't a complete standard standard!!! Poor user….




    - Patrick
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