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It is worth it. If you're worried about being able to boot off another server quickly, backup/clone your Mini to that USB3 drive. You are doing backups, right?
YES, it's definitely worth it. With my setup, sustained transfer speeds were roughly 75% better using SATA, vs. USB3. I tested both configurations using ZoneBench as follows: SSD: 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G Mac: Late 2012 Mac Mini, 2.6Ghz core i7, model ID Macmini6,2, 16GB RAM Hot-Swap unit: StarTech USB3-to-SATA dock, model SATDOCK22U3S ver2 All ...
A partial answer: Other World Computing has extensive tables for their own use of what is compatible with what. They are also good at answering questions by email.
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