Anyone use Express card slot as Bootcamp's partition?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by errin, May 21, 2009.

  1. errin macrumors member

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    I've searched for the old threads and found that last year's SSD Express cards are unbootable.

    And I also found that a lot of SSD Express cards came this year using Jmicron are bootable.

    I found the threads that show users can boot Leopard by them but no one used to try Bootcamp on it.

    So if there anyone using it please tell me what model is good for.

    Thank you,
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You have to use the internal drive; only on the Mac Pro can you use a separate drive for BootCamp.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    The problem is that Windows doesn't play nice with booting over USB or Firewire. The Mac can boot from external drives (Macs or any other OS) just fine.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Depends. Most Express card storage device actually use the USB protocal which can't be used by windows (not easily anyway).
     
  5. moiety macrumors member

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    Except the thread starter mentioned the JMicron eSATA chips, so the ExpressCard SSDs he's talking about connect through eSATA, not USB.
     
  6. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    ive wondered this as well, i dont want to partition my drive. but a small drive to hold windows would be a nice break from parallels
     

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