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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Bootcamp on 840pro possible with USB/TB

I have a new IMac on the way and I have an 840 pro 256gb SSD.. Can I put it in a TB or USB enclosure and run Windows7/8 solely on the SSD via Bootxamp? Is this possible? Any recommendations? Thanks guys!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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Bump. Guys I know it works as a boot drive for OSX with an enclosure. I just want to know about windows and bootcamp with this setup. Thanks.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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You can install/run Windows on the SSD with some Thunderbolt enclosures. I have had good success with the Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt interface using the 256GB Samsung 840 Pro. I had no success with a LaCie "Little Big Disk" (single disk only) and the Pegasus J4, neither of which claimed to be Windows compatible.

I have not tried using USB enclosures.

There are several threads here which you can search for discussing this in more detail.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. It was either the Seagate or the buffalo mini so I appreciate the mention of compatibility.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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Here is a thread you might find interesting:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1508618


BTW: I was using the bus-powered portable GoFlex interface, but I would imagine the desktop version would work as well, but be much more bulky.


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