Apple Introduces New MacBook Air and Mac Mini

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  1. AnAppleADay

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    Dec 4, 2018 at 12:39 PM #321
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    So far I'm thinking most of the external SSDs are useless because they are USB (no TRIM). I also don't really like the TB3 SSDs (e.g. Samsung X5), because they're hot and can't be upgraded. An M.2 to TB3 bridge is $170 and so it seems the best approach is to just buy a second TB3 enclosure (e.g. $200 Akitio node lite or a second Razer Core X) for the external SSD - which is what I've now done. This will keep the SSD cool and allow TRIM support.

    Edit: My second Razer Core X arrived today. It was sold out everywhere but Razer.com had them in stock. My external SSD is hitting full speed. Having a Mac mini with two TB3 enclosures is fairly silly, but it definitely works really well. The Samsung X5 is basically the same thing with a 970 EVO inside.
     
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    Dec 5, 2018 at 1:28 AM #322
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    Hey @WonkeyDonkey, have you bought something already?? I mean, mobo. Cheers
     
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    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM #323
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    Not yet, but unless there are any show-stoppers identified in the next month or so, I shall be going for the Asrock H170M one discussed earlier.
     
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    Dec 6, 2018 at 6:55 PM #324
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    Dec 8, 2018 at 1:27 AM #325
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    Dec 8, 2018 at 4:06 AM #326
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    Yes the RX 580 is a good way to go. The RX 580 prices have been really nice lately.
     
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    Dec 8, 2018 at 7:31 PM #327
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    How is that you going to use the two TB3 enclosures again??
     
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    Dec 8, 2018 at 8:03 PM #328
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    Razer Core X #1: Vega 64 -- quad LG 27UD68P @ 4K
    Razer Core X #2: 2 TB M.2 SSD with TRIM
     
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    Dec 9, 2018 at 6:20 PM #329
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    does it work? i just bought the hystou with 8550u and want to try this.
     
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    Dec 10, 2018 at 8:25 AM #330
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    I haven't got around to installing macOS onto it yet. It's at my office. But I plan on it.
    I have the previous 7500u model running Mojave, though. I imagine the process is the same. The bios is totally unlocked with a bunch of vestigial settings that don't apply. It runs cool and hassle free. It's why I upgraded to it. After you replace the wifi card it's an excellent machine. If you want help I suggest opening a thread and we can collaborate there. Cheers
     

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