Booting from G-Technologies

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pctechtv, May 4, 2015.

  1. pctechtv macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2013
    Does anybody know if the Thunderbolt hard drives from G-Technologies will allow you to use a partition as a Startup Disk? I have been asking there support and I keep getting the textbook answers that I feel sometime don’t add up to real world information. I think I am really just having a back and forth with semantics over the word support; as in do they support it, or will it work! According to Apple store people it will do exactly what Seagate USB 3.0 drives do, and they do it fine. I don’t know if Seagate will say they “support” booting either, or even what they will mean by it. If anybody know or has had experience with this please let me know. Thanks for any help!

  2. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    I would think it should work fine. Knowing the exact drive would help, but I've never had any issues booting externally with OS X over the last handful of years. I've used a number of Thunderbolt enclosures as well as some USB 3.0 drives.

    Where I have been having issues is booting Windows from an Thunderbolt external drive. Seems some of the newer enclosures (possibly 4-bay and larger) will cause Boot Camp to hang if connected (even if the drive is not in that specific enclosure). OWC Thunderbays and I also hear the Akitio Thunderbolt enclosures both have this issue.
  3. pctechtv thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2013
    That makes sense. It is this one. Thanks

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