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Modelo A1418 / Finales de 2013 / 2.7 y 2.9 GHz Procesador Core i5 o 3.1 GHz Core i7

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USB3.0 SSD or internal SATA SSD?

I’m trying to upgrade my late 2013 iMac (non fusion) from a mechanical HDD to SSD.

I have a Crucial MX500 SSD, now I’m wondering if it’s going to make a significant connecting this SSD as and internal one with SATA interface or will it not be that much a difference if I use a good USB 3.0 enclosure and boot off the SSD as an external one?

Update (06/15/2020)

Did a speed test on BlackMagic for the Crucial MX500. These seems to be orders greater than the mechanical HDD that came along with the iMac.

But the big question is, will I get better speeds if I use it internally with the SATA connect?

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Update (06/15/2020)

The verdict is out! My 1 TB Crucial MX 500 SSD connected to the internal SATA 3 interface is faster than the external USB 3.0 enclosure. Below is the speed test in Blackmagic before and after I attached the internal SSD.

Before:

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After:

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My biggest concern was whether it was really worth the trouble of opening up an iMac myself just to get a minor (or maybe no) difference in speed. But looking at the result I am definitely satisfied.

While I had opened it up I thought I might as well change the RAM modules, so I got a Kingston 16 GB (2x8GB) SO-DIMM kit and fit it into my Mac. My Mac is simply blazing now. I am so happy with the results. I normally run Machine Learning algorithms on my machine and some processes like the k-fold cross validation takes about 20 mins, but now it is hardly a minute.

Some pics of my PC Internals:

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You should definitely put it into your iMac instead of a USB 3.0 external ssd. You won’t even need a cage adapter for your ssd just disassemble iMac (take off screen) then unplug SATA cables and put new ssd in.


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Internal SSD is better than USB3.0 external.

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You should definitely put it into your iMac instead of a USB 3.0 external ssd. You won’t even need a cage adapter for your ssd just disassemble iMac (take off screen) then unplug SATA cables and put new ssd in.

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Well it's my opinion that internal drive would be considerably better than external. Internally you're just about main lining the drive to the motherboard. Externally, even if you're using a great connection you still have a cable and booting off of that I think you'd experience a much slower boot. But it would be interesting to measure the two setups. Let me know what happens!

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Did a speed test on BlackMagic for the Crucial MX500 (see below my update as a reply). These seems to be orders greater than the mechanical HDD that came along with the iMac.

But the big question is, will I get better speeds if I use it internally with the SATA connect?

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