Can Windows 7 boot from JetDrive Lite

MikePembo951

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Hi,
Is it possible to get Windows to boot from a Transcend Jetdrive Lite 130 (128GB)?
(MBA 2013 so the SD card isn't on a slow usb2 bus).
Whilst the read/write speeds may not be as fast as the internal ssd, the advertised read/write speeds are much about the same as a standard hdd.

I've read reviews of the PNY storedge stating that a windows install on the storedge was unsuitable as it ended up corrupt/errors. The jetdrive lite 130 has EEC error correction so would this solve the problem?

If not does anyone know when 3rd party SSDs for the MBA 2013 will be released? (128GB was certainly a mistake I won't make again!)

Thanks,
Mike
 

RightMACatU

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I do not believe so (Bootcamp)... people do correct me if i'm wrong.
But you can from a VMWare image stored on SD.

SD read speeds are in the 30-95 Mb/s, SSD upwards of 800 Mb/s and unsure about HDD.
 

Boyd01

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SSD upwards of 800 Mb/s and unsure about HDD.
Upwards of 800 MB/s? Are you sure of that? I don't think so. I get slightly better than 700MB/s on my 2013 512gb MBA which is consistent with what has been reported by others. The smaller capacity 2013-2014 SSD's have similar read but slower write performance, I think the 128gb is around 500 MB/s. But I have never seen a claim of "upwards of 800MB/s" for any model of MBA.
 

SmOgER

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I do not believe so (Bootcamp)... people do correct me if i'm wrong.
But you can from a VMWare image stored on SD.

SD read speeds are in the 30-95 Mb/s, SSD upwards of 800 Mb/s and unsure about HDD.
Upwards replace with downwards. Or even more realistically, 150-700MBs in general, and 400-700 for new generation SSDs. But anyway it's a linear (sequential) speed, so it's not like you will notice the difference more than once or twice for a lifetime of ssd (when copying huge file from one to another). More important is latency and speed of copying smaller files.
 
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