I have a 2018 Mac Mini and need to add an external SSD drive. I’d like to add next-gen drive/speed beyond the Read-Write speeds of up to 540 MB/s range.
It looks like an external SSD drive enclosure would be great with a Samsung 970 EVO drive inserted as these run up to a theoretical 3400 MB/s read speed. However, to reach anywhere near these speeds an external NVMe/SSD enclosure would need to use the Thunderbolt 3 interface I believe - there are a few USB-C/3.1 external enclosures, but USB-C/3.1 has a max throughput of 10 Gigabits/sec or 1280 MB/sec (far below the 970 EVO drive’s theoretical 3400 MB/s read speed).
All good with the logic, but I’m finding it challenging to find a good/reasonably priced external Thunderbolt 3 NVMe/SSD drive enclosure - anyone have any experience/recommendation here?