Can you boot from 3rd party Expresscard SD adapters?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steffi, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Does anybody know if it's possible to boot from these 3rd party Expresscard SD adaptors that operate as a USB device?
  2. MKSinSA macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2009
    Alamo City, Lone Star State
    Had to check this out

    after reading your question and it appears the answer is "Yes."

    It was interesting to learn you can load Windows XP and Vista on one using Bootcamp and run that OS off of one as well.

    Great thread. I learned something new about my machine! :cool:
  3. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Yeah I'm pleased to say that it looks like you can boot from the Sandisk Expresscard adapter. I restored my DiskWarrior DVD image to my SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 4GB card and it booted fine and it was significantly faster booting than my DVD. If only I could easily put both DiskWarrior and DiskUtility on my SD I'd be happy. But I think you need a 16 GB drive in order to restore your OSX image onto. I guess that will be SL when it's released.

    So now the only delimna I have is whether I use

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