A Samsung 840 EVO 250GB, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB, a OCZ Agility 4 120GB, all in Inateck USB 3 UASP enclosures.
Fast stuff I see!
What is the CPU usage when idle?
......Was wondering if this is due to Windows being run off a USB 3.0 or maybe it's the slow drive...
Mind to share your Inateck models and user reviews with me? Converting to USB 3.0 this week. Thanks in advance!
I have 2 of their UASP models, FE2005 and FE3NS-1E, and haven't had any problems, other than I have to mount the drives internally occasionally for trim to work. Both are under $20 on Amazon, differences are cosmetic AND the FE3NS-1E has a power switch that I like a lot but uses a non-standard USB male male cord (but it works). The FE2005 has no power button but the cord is a standard male-male cord for USB 3.0 devices. The FE2005 cord is the weak point of the drive (mine was flaky and so are other reviewers once I checked their reviews) but can be replaced with any other USB 3.0 device cord, and then works flawlessly.
Hope I didn't confuse too much ......
Has anyone gotten windows 8.1 or 10 to boot via the external USB 3.0 method with wintousb? I read some guys on lifehacker had no issues but mine sits at the spinning wheel for like 30 minutes and never gets beyond that. I tried using parallels but my 2014 macbook only has 4gb of ram and it's just too sluggish for me.
okay thanks. I saw that way I just thought wintousb did the same thing just in a more simplified way. Doing your way now and will check back after complete
Got to here "Type format quick fs=fat32 label=EFI (skip if installing in BIOS-CSM)" but got the operation is not supported on removable media. I guess I need to find a way to make my Sandisk USB 3.0 drive appear as something else
I've never had a problem booting from external drives, USB and Firewire, using either Windows 8.1 or 10 Technical Preview.
My next question is... how do I actually get the Consumer Preview? I can't find an update available and neither can I find an ISO or similar on the Microsoft / windows insider website.
My current version is Tech Preview 9841.
Thanks for your help.
P.S. Update - I have found the preview update under PC Settings. It took forever to download and gives no indication of the size of the file, download progress or even what version I am downloading.
However once it downloaded it would not install giving various different errors every time I tried.
At one stage it said it could not install to usb drive - so I guess that partially answers my original question.
So is there anywhere I can download the Consumer Preview ISO or any other method to succesfully update my (WinToUSB) portable Windows 10 Preview?
As long as you realize that is the first build and you won't be able to update it normally to an external drive. The only way I've found to install any build update or the latest build externally is to make your own ISO.You can download it from here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso
Rubbish. Click on download for US english and you can see the file name is Windows10_TechnicalPreview_x64_EN-US_9926.iso which is the latest build.As long as you realize that is the first build and you won't be able to update it normally to an external drive. The only way I've found to install any build update or the latest build externally is to make your own ISO.