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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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MBP SD Card Slot Can Boot OSX!!!

Just another hidden gem from the new MBPs.

http://i.gizmodo.com/5285969/new-mac...ternal-sd-slot
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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Does this mean that rather than partitioning my hard drive, I can put Vista on a SD card and boot it? (I'm a bit tech stupid)
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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Yea it's a shame they won't support SDXC cards though :-(
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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whats sd....is that like a shrunk down expresscard slot ?

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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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Already mentioned it. http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...8&postcount=16

SD sounds awful slow.
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:28 PM   #6
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Already mentioned it. http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...8&postcount=16

SD sounds awful slow.
SDHC is wonderful.
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:29 PM   #7
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SDHC is wonderful.
ITS SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW not wonderful
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 02:31 PM   #8
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Does this mean that rather than partitioning my hard drive, I can put Vista on a SD card and boot it? (I'm a bit tech stupid)
Probably not, especially if the SD Card slot is on the USB bus???

Windows does not like booting off of external devices from what I hear. It has to do with how the Windows OS handles them.

I know it doesn't work from the USB ports.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 01:15 AM   #9
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Yea it's a shame they won't support SDXC cards though :-(
Can a firmware solve this matter?
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 01:16 AM   #10
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Folks, there is some information about SDXC on this site:
http://www.sdcard.org/developers/tech/sdxc
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 01:22 AM   #11
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Folks, there is some information about SDXC on this site:
http://www.sdcard.org/developers/tech/sdxc
It is slow as all hell to boot from, in addition to the fact the new port provides a 32 GB card limit.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 02:13 AM   #12
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The existing MacBooks can boot from an SD card under Mac OS X (when using a USB-based card reader). As for speed, I've seen posts where the previous generation MacBook would boot from a class 4 SDHC card in about two minutes, versus about 45 seconds from the MacBook's internal hard drive.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 04:21 AM   #13
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hahahahaha, i proud i have express card slot.

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Old Jun 11, 2009, 04:38 AM   #14
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Yea it's a shame they won't support SDXC cards though :-(
True, that really would have changed my perception on it, at least.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 04:47 AM   #15
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Instead of ditching the Expresscard they should have introduced Expresscard 2.0 (specs came out in March). Now, that would be SOMETHING.
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i also don't see how this is interesting. osx has always been able to boot off of anything that can hold it, whether my compact flash, a usb drive, firewire, internal/external disks: everything.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 02:01 PM   #17
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i'm wondering if i can boot windows xp from the sd.
so i don't have to use my hardware to create a new bootcamp partition.
when i need windows xp, just insert the sd card and boot
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the limited write cycles on sd...wouldent be long before you replace the sd card because its write cycles are used up.
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the limited write cycles on sd...wouldent be long before you replace the sd card because its write cycles are used up.
i run most windows app from vmware. i just need bootcamp when i can't use vmware like flash the ssd firmware.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 02:12 PM   #20
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Just read on ifixit that the SD cards don't sit flush. (Says they stick out almost .5") That's a shame. Was hoping I could keep a 16/32gb card in there for added storage.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 04:19 PM   #21
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I don't know what the big deal is.. you could always boot an intel mac off a usb hard drive or flash drive too..

I have the OS X 10.5.6 dvd imaged on an 8gb usb flash drive and do installs from it all the time.. Its super fast.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 05:47 PM   #22
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Just another hidden gem from the new MBPs.
Apple has stated that Leopard can be installed onto an SD card in the new MacBook Pro's. Does anybody know if this is the case with an SD card reader connected to an ExpressCard slot as well?
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This is weak

Apple should of put other ports on there too such as memory stick, sony makes good cameras, do you guys think they can make a sd and memory stick in one port?
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Apple should of put other ports on there too such as memory stick, sony makes good cameras, do you guys think they can make a sd and memory stick in one port?
Sony is ditching their proprietary memory format because there is no reason for it.
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Apple should of put other ports on there too such as memory stick, sony makes good cameras, do you guys think they can make a sd and memory stick in one port?
And only Sony uses it. I assume it is PSP_Fan_O?
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