Fast external SSD for Mac Pro 6.1 (late 2013) Please advise

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Fast external SSD for Mac Pro 6.1 (late 2013) Please advise

Hello DPReview community,

I’m a digital artist and I use PS on a Mac Pro 6.1. These are the current specs:

3.5 Ghz 6-core Xeon E5

64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3

AMD FirePro D300

500 GB SSD

All this time I’ve been using my internal disk as a boot disk, for file storage and as a scratch disk. Not wise, I know! My work has become more demanding lately, working with 10GB PSB images, often dealing with more than 200 layers. I’ve already ordered a 1TB internal SSD to keep my files and I’m looking for a fast external drive to use it as a scratch disk. So, I have a couple of questions:

  1. Is there a fast enough external drive out there that I could use with my MP 6..1?
  2. What do you guys use as scratch disk?

Thank you in advance!

Nikon D300 Olympus E-5
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