Forgive me for any ignorant/incorrect terms.
My mate wants to follow my successful experiment of moving his startup drive to an external SSD to easily breathe life into an old machine. I used an Adata SSD for this with my mid-2012 MacBook Pro (USB 3 connection) with massive success.
He wants to do the same for his mid 2011 iMac with a Samsung T5…but there is a stumbling block…that machine has USB 2.
From research I’m fairly certain he will see nowhere near the full capability of the Samsung SSD with the limitations of USB 2.
BUT…are the inevitable bottleneck of read/write speeds as relevant when you are simply looking to run MacOS off the SSD…just to bring back that snappiness and to lose those beachballs!
I have other questions/suggestions…but for now there is a gap in my knowledge…are max read/write speeds and start-up speeds for machine/apps etc comparable…or the same thing?..In short…is it still a worthwhile experiment despite the SSD running through USB 2. (and Thunderbolt SSD has been discounted due to keeping costs down).