Difficult to add external SSD to my workflow

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tundracamper
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Difficult to add external SSD to my workflow
Aug 23, 2012

I would like to add an external SSD to my workflow to increase the speed at which I can transfer and save large files. My issue is that I am near the point of purchasing a MacBook Air, yet have an 18 month old iMac at the office.

The dilemma is that a new MB Air would utilize Thunderbolt, while my iMac uses FireWire 800. I can find no SSD drives with both interfaces. It seems I would have to use a FW800 SSD with the Air through an adapter in order to use the same drive with both machines (and not use USB). Does such an adapter configuration degrade the performance gained from the SSD on the MB Air? If I could find an SSD that had both interfaces, I could use it with the new laptop and the older desktop. Thanks Apple!

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