Boot from SDHC card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dfndr90, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Dfndr90 macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    Fellow MacHeads,

    I am wondering if it is possible to run XP from an SDHC card in an SD adapter in my express card 3/4 slot. With the price of these cards falling, I figured I could pop a 32GB card in there and not have to effect my harddrive. Any thoughts?

  2. xoggyux macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    I do not know, but I might try this later just of pure curiosity, however this makes little sense to do since flash cards are very slow (the ones that are cheap enough to replace an expresscard SSD are ~15MB/s or slower which will hardly be enough to run a crippled winxp and vista is out of question and the fastest (~35-40MB/s?) are still slower than HDD, so it would make more sense to just buy a larger HDD anyway.
  3. iMacDragon macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Windows in general does not like booting off USB devices, it's just about possible with hacking, though even then not sure if it would work on the mac like that or not.

    os x would probably boot off SD fine, but doubt windows will.

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