Boot Lion from SD Card

blevins321

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Dec 24, 2010
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I think you could do it. The SD card reader is just an internally connected USB. Speeds would be atrocious though. Good way to have a bootable backup image though
 

KennyW

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Sep 5, 2007
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Not really so.

My mid 2010 Mac Mini boots into Snow Leopard from a 16G Class 10 SD card with decent speed, at least faster the stock 5400rpm HD, but slower than a swapped in 240G SSD.
 

AVonGauss

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Oct 6, 2006
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I think you could do it. The SD card reader is just an internally connected USB. Speeds would be atrocious though. Good way to have a bootable backup image though
Finding a decent card at a decent price may be a challenge, but on the Mac Mini 2011 the SDXC reader is connected directly to the PCIe bus.
 

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