Can I install OSX on an SD instead of SSD ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XPcentric, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    I read one solution to use a small SSD as the drive to install OS X which can be positioned in the place of the DVD drive and keep the usual HDD in its place to have lots of GB.

    Since I only need 10GB-32GB to install OS X and its much cheaper, why not to use an SD card to boot from and keep the HDD to store my data ? I need to know if its possible and how to be installed inside.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68010


    Oct 30, 2008
    Possible, but a bad idea. SD cards are designed for orderly, sequential data access, as in reading image data. For hosting an OS, this poses obvious issues. Doubt you'd find it a pleasant user experience or s very robust one.

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