Booting OS X from a USB drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by laptoplover2, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. laptoplover2 macrumors member

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    #1
    When you put an image of Mac OS X on a USB drive and boot up your Mac from that, is it noticeably slower than booting up from a normal hard drive? Can different USB drives determine this?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #2
    of course it will be slower unless perhaps you are booting an external sSD
     

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