Samsung t1 SSD UASP compatibility


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Macbook Pro 13" early 2015, Yosemite 10.10.4

Can anybody please tell me whether connecting a Samsung T1 (or any other USB 3 UASP) SSD to the above will result in the use of the extra UASP superspeed please.
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Hello and welcome.

-What kind of transfer speed are you looking for?

If you are looking for the fastest external hard drive speed, then an SSD (using SATA 3 interface) via Thunderbolt is the way to go. USB (even 3.0) is a far inferior interface to Thunderbolt, because of it's inefficient protocol and controller architecture.

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Thank you Cory. The speed is any ssd speed that is faster than a spinning hard drive on USB 3.
The device I mention has a SATA 3 system and a bridge to USB 3 where supposedly the UASP driver increases throughput to true USB 3 speeds rather than the usual 'real world' speeds normally seen. Anything Thunderbolt is rather expensive for my shallow pockets.
 
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MacBook Pro Retina 13" early 2015.

Just in case this helps anybody else.
Events rather overtook this thread due to the urgency of my need. I purchased the Samsung T1 and after a few seconds of installation of its Sata driver it was up and running.
It is a very good thing that it is tethered by its USB ribbon cable lest it float away due to my breathing and its light weight (or lack of weight).
A initial speed test with BlackMagicDesign showed a read speed of 432 MB/s and write of 409 MB/s

[Edit] A real world test of copying a Photo collection from Samsung to internal drive... 31GB took 50 seconds. That is using the exFat format that the device came with. I may convert to HFS+.
 
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-So, I assume that your question was answered by your purchase?
-Are those the speeds you were looking for?

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Correct. Hopefully I have not misdemeaned by not specifically saying that.
The speeds are fantastic compared to anything I have been used to for external storage and I cannot imagine needing faster, my brain wouldn't notice.
 
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No worries...I was just making sure that you're original issue was resolved.

Sounds like you are happy with the purchase, which makes us happy for you. ;)

Enjoy

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I must add; 'what an excellent and helpful forum'.
Thanks
 
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No...thank you for the kind words. We all appreciate it.

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