Bootcamp on 840pro possible with USB/TB

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    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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    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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    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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    Thanks for the reply. It was either the Seagate or the buffalo mini so I appreciate the mention of compatibility.
     
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