Does anybody have experience with a Samsung T7 as bootdrive? I used external SSDs for about 4-5 iMacs (all different SSD brands). This time I used a fairly expensive Samsung T7 for my own iMac.
Since then I only have kernel panics for some reason and I can't find the root of it. Not clear if under load using Photoshop or just browsing the web, nothing really to narrow it down.
I tried all the steps. I also contacted apple support and got to the higher tier technical support. I bought a second T7 and as the apple support recommended this time I didn't put my data on it with time machine or anything else. I set up everything manually by hand.
And today I got the next kernel panic...
Again talked to apple support, they have no idea and assumed that maybe the power output of the USB port isn't high enough for the SSD and that the power drops cause the kernel panic. Not sure if this is a valid thing or not, I ordered now 2 different models of SSDs (one San Disk, one Intenso) and as a last step I buy (as recommended by apple support) a drive case with external power and put an internal SSD in it. Actually this is the last thing I want to do, because it's pretty big and can't be transported so easily. Lets see if that changes anything.
Now my question here is: Does anybody have an idea if the T7 (the whole product/ model) is the problem here and if there is any incompatibility? Does it draw too much power? Is there a way to monitor (without any physical hardware in between) the power going through the USB port to see if it drops? All energy saving settings are disabled, I went through about everything there is as far as settings go with the support.
Different cables, ports I have already tried.
I'm currently using the latest version of montery
- 1 TB Samsung T7 (both drives I tested)
- 2019 iMac 27" with i5 (can provide full specs when back in office tomorrow)