Confirmed mountain lion runs on sd card. And blazing fast!!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ivnj, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    http://www.sandisk.com/products/memory-cards/sd/extremepro-uhs-1-95mbs/

    Just like the top left photo left of "never miss this moment with..." Except 16gb instead of 64gb in the picture. I got it off ebay only 1 month used a few days ago. Works great. Super fast 95mb a second read.

    Confirmed... Mountian Lion installed to a sd card and boots. Runs great. No lag. Internal reader not usb or firewire. Mac mini 2.3ghz i5 8gb ram 2011 bought on July 23 2012.

    Now time to run benchmarks. What is the best free bench mark program that works both 10.7 and 10.8?
     
  2. wharzhee macrumors 6502

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    could i install windows on a usb drive, and boot it up from there?
     
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    The only thing you can do is install Windows from one, but not run from one.
     
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    sigh. thanks. what about sd card booting? will it work with windows too?
     
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    Read the above posts about this...
     
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    How big is your SD card?
     
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    Ok, and your test unit is just the Mac Mini right? Any other Mac you can offer experience with? Really interested in this.
     
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    Which transfer rate do you see in the system profiler?

    AJA System Test
    or
    Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
     
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    And I just confirmed the SD card works on my dads mac book pro late 2011.
     

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  14. thomaskc macrumors 6502

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    So maybe that's the future for people mainly running windows on their MacBooks ?
     
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    That statement is completely false.
     
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    Are you planning on using it like this personally, or is it just to experiment?
     
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    Yeah.. I could have sworn I read people installed bootcamp on USB drives.
     
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    Geekbench on 32 Bit trial is a great free benchmark app. The 64 Bit is paid, though. But it's definitely worth it. Look at the bright side, you have paid for a $1000 machine, I'm sure $20+ wouldn't even pinch.
     
  19. ivnj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My mini was only 529 dollars.
     

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