Customer Review

January 28, 2018
The hard drive in my Late 2012 iMac is starting to die. Since the hard drives in iMacs are not user accessible (at least not without major surgery), I decided to use an external drive as my boot and system drive. I bought this drive, and the HighPoint Dual-Bay Thunderbolt 10Gbps Storage Dock (RocketStor 5212) to house it. I put the drive in the HighPoint, plugged everything in, then...

Booted to recovery mode (Command-R at boot chime).
Reformatted the disk to HFS+ journaled (with GUID partition map).
Reinstalled MacOS.
Once MacOS was installed, I followed the prompts to migrate data from a Time Machine backup (Users, Documents, etc. I clicked all the options).

Everything is up and running great! During the OS install process, the drive format was changed to APFS (instead of HFS+) since I'm running High Sierra.

Lastly, I went into System Preferences and turned on FileVault (which is still running in the background and will probably take another day or two).

The best part: Now my 2012 iMac is even faster than the day it was brand new!

Link to the HighPoint Dual-Bay Thunderbolt 10Gbps Storage Dock (RocketStor 5212): HighPoint Dual-Bay Thunderbolt 10Gbps Storage Dock (RocketStor 5212)
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