NVME SSD as external drive?

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Chester McCheeserton Forum Member • Posts: 96
NVME SSD as external drive?

My 8 tb external storage drive just filled and I need to put a band aid on this situation.

Would it make any sense for the get a NVME ssd and external enclosure to store all my ray files? (about 35,000)  I'm running a mid 2012 macbook pro with 16gig ram and 1 tb ssd internal.  I can't tell how if the USB 3 port on this rig would make using a NVME external drive not worth it.

For that matter, is attempting to offload any big chunk of files to external SSD just putting a band aid on a situation that needs stitches?  aka just dropping 2-3 grand on a refurbished imac with a new graphics card?  I have a lot of big drum scans of large format negs,  and a fair amount of 4k video footage - (tho I don't attempt to edit it on this machine)

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