Block size issue....

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by scaramoosh, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. scaramoosh macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to clone Bootcamp from a Macbook 12 2015 to an external SSD. Apparently the block size of the Macbook is 4096 and the SSD is 512, so it isn't compatible and I'm guessing it's a hardware thing.

    Are there any 4096 sata SSDs out there? Is there a workaround? Is it a USB controller issue?

    Thanx.
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    What are you trying to accomplish?
    Block size aside, I've never heard of anyone successfully cloning a Bootcamp partition onto an external drive and still having it be bootable by the Mac.
    Winclone can backup a Bootcamp partition but only for the purpose of changing its size or relocating it to a new internal drive.
    If you want to boot the Mac off of an external Windows drive I'm pretty sure you'll have to do a fresh install.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/efi-install-of-windows-10-on-external-usb3-drive.1909911/
     
  3. scaramoosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why does Apple have to make everything so hard?
     

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