External Boot Device Options Samsung portable SSD

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  1. BarkingGhost macrumors regular

    BarkingGhost

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    Morning All,

    I hope everyone has managed to get through the evening. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has used a Samsung portable SSD product to boot from, whether that is an OS X boot option, Linux or Windows.

    An example would be using something like this Samsung T3 product.
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Samsung 850 EVO in an enclosure that is used to clone my drive. When I boot from this drive, it seems as fast as internal SSD.
     
  3. BarkingGhost thread starter macrumors regular

    BarkingGhost

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    I have used Samsung SSD's (internal 2.5" products) using a simple SATA2-to-USB3 adapter cable, but I stop there when it comes to trusting enclosures that have something more in terms of adapter boards. Maybe this isn't much of a problem for SSD's or even smaller capacity mechanical drives since nothing elaborate needs to be considered in translating sectors, etc., between the actual storage medium and the interfacing computer agent.
     

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