I'm running out of macbook pro space (currently 120Gb) and would like to boost it to the 480Gb mark.
If I go and buy 360Gb on an external USB 3 SSD device, is it reasonable to expect that to perform somewhere near as well as replacing my existing internal 120Gb SSD drive with a new 480Gb drive?
I don't intend to use this space for a backup so it needs to function pretty close to my existing SSD drive in terms of speed. I've been finding pretty conflicting information from the research I've done so far, but would really like to believe this...
"SSD easily go up to 6 gb/s while usb 3.0 is still at around 4 gbps on modern systems. To me the HDD + USB 3.0 or esata setup is probably the most cost effective setup - the hard drive would more likely be the bottleneck, and would still blow away a USB2.0 setup where the USB connection is the bottleneck."
Thanks for any thoughts.