Expresscard SSD in 17" Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Magpie-23, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Magpie-23 macrumors member

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    As opposed to the internal SSD solution, has anyone used the Expresscard slot to put in an SSD and boot OSX and apps from there?
     
  2. swartzfeger macrumors member

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    Going completely from memory -- I think someone at Macworld wrote an article on Expresscard slot SSDs/OS X. Or maybe I'm thinking of Amazon.com reviews.

    Which might be a good idea... check out the Expresscard SSD reviews on amazon, et al. I think there were some end user reviews that gave real world feedback on using those drives.
     
  3. Magpie-23 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. swartzfeger macrumors member

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    Lion itself is under 8GB, but you have to consider things like safari caches etc that eventually dirty up the /library folder. Toss in a few key apps and 48GB could fill up quickly.

    As long as you had a secondary drive for main storage etc it could be a good solution as a boot drive.
     

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