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USB Ports

Rob26

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Looking to purchase the iMac 24" when available. I now need to start preparation to transfer over my Lightroom catalogue.
I have identified two area to investigate
1) The much smaller capacity of the SSD 256 in new iMac and if external SSD would be a solution.Or use the Apple Cloud
2) Are the usb ports on the new iMac USB 4 and USB 3.1 gen 2 totally different to my usb on this old iMac if so what should be done.


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The USB ports on the new iMac are also Thunderbolt3 ports. They are backward compatible to older USB ports and devices with an Adapter.
The model with 256GB SSD is the basic and will hold the OS and app file but little else. The minimum disk size that I would recommend for Lightroom is 512GB SSD. 1TB SSD would be better.

If you have existing EHDs, you might look into a TB3 enclosure for them and skip the USB speed limitations.
 

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Thanks for that. Yes was thinking of 512GB for the ssd. I can live with 8gb memory all I have ever had on this iMac
and it has coped OK. good that I can at least plug in my existing USB storage and should be able to copy over what I need.
 
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