External Samsung 970 Evo/Thunderbolt 3 verses internal PCIE 3 SSD speeds

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OP tsinsf Contributing Member • Posts: 640
Re: External Samsung 970 Evo/Thunderbolt 3 verses internal PCIE 3 SSD speeds

Thanks for the advice. I have a 1 TB internal SSD on my boot drive, and have three external drives connected: one for Time Machine, a 12 TB for my photos (room to grow) and another 12 TB for backup. I find the 1TB inadequate for my workflow, so a 2 TB is a must for me. I am really trying to find out if a fast 2TB external SSD will be as fast as the internal Mac SSD, which I believe on the Mac Mini is PCIE 3.0. I definitely do not want to spend the money for a 2 TB internal drive which I might need to ditch in 3-4 years.

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