External boot camp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zainiak, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. zainiak macrumors regular

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    i would like to run windows off of an external 3.0 hard drive through bootcamp. is this possible? mainly for playing games, and i dont really want to lose and of the already samll 256 ssd in my rmb
     
  2. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    Yes its possible. Don't expect great performance. Partition your drive to a bootable format with Disk Utility.
     
  3. zainiak thread starter macrumors regular

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    why bad performance? Don't games run fine off an external drive? Especially since it's a usb 3.0
     
  4. matthewtoney macrumors regular

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    Yes if you use a USB3 drive with good performance this works quite well.
     
  5. zainiak thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, but how do i make it bootable? as in install windows on it?
     
  6. kimovski macrumors regular

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    tried both way (cloning the drive/install directly), i just got a blinking cursor while booting off..at the moment seems not possible. :(
     
  7. zainiak thread starter macrumors regular

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    have you tried partitioning it through bootcamp and installing it on the external? dont know if its possible because i havent recieved my macbook yet
     

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