I finally figured out I could use my 500GB Samsung T5 as a boot drive in my late 2015 iMac. This change has basically given me a new computer
except 500GB isn't really enough space so Im wanting to go up to 1TB. After a bit of research I thought I would ask here with my options,
Note: I plan on using the drive as a boot drive until I upgrade my iMac to one that comes with an SSD, then ill use the drive as a media drive for backup etc
Either of these 2 options will be used inside an enclosure and my mac is usb3 (the first gen) so Im limited to 5Gbps anyhow as the usb doesn't
go any faster than the Sata drives
another option might be
In an nvme enclosure ill be limited by iMac usb3 but in the future plugged into another device I could get better speeds from the newer version of usb3 (provided the enclosure supports it)
Any advice here would be appreciated, this SSD stuff is all new to me…
Perhaps theres something i've overlooked?
Something about these SSDs makes them a bad option as a boot drive perhaps?
Maybe someone can recommend an enclosure they have experience with?