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Samsung T5 External SSD 500GB on iMac late 2013?

Mason

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I found a good deal on this one and considering it for my late 2013 iMac. But this iMac only has thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

This SSD use USB 3.1.

I know basically nothing about computers, will I be able to use this on my late iMac while keeping the SSD speed?
 

MHP

Audio Engineer & Producer
I found a good deal on this one and considering it for my late 2013 iMac. But this iMac only has thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

This SSD use USB 3.1.

I know basically nothing about computers, will I be able to use this on my late iMac while keeping the SSD speed?
I run the Samsung T5 External SSD 500GB with my Mac Mini (Late 2012) over USB 3.0 and it works fine. Read/Write speeds are >400MB/sec (only around 15% slower than my internal SSD).
Be careful with the choice of the file system for initial formatting of the drive. I would still prefer the older HFS+ instead of APFS.
 
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Mason

Mason

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I run the Samsung T5 External SSD 500GB with my Mac Mini (Late 2012) over USB 3.0 and it works fine. Read/Write speeds are >400MB/sec (only around 15% slower than my internal SSD).
Be careful with the choice of the file system for initial formatting of the drive. I would still prefer the older HFS+ instead of APFS.
Thanks, all I needed to know :)
 
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