Hard Drive Dilemma

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Oct 13, 2014
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Hello, I have a Mid 2012 MacBook pro, and was considering upgrading my 500GB HDD to a 256GB SSD, however 256 GB isn't enough to suffice my needs of having a Mac and Windows partition. Could I get my old drive once i've taken it out, use an enclosure and externally use it for Windows 7 for gaming? If not, what would you recommend?
 

simonsi

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Hello, I have a Mid 2012 MacBook pro, and was considering upgrading my 500GB HDD to a 256GB SSD, however 256 GB isn't enough to suffice my needs of having a Mac and Windows partition. Could I get my old drive once i've taken it out, use an enclosure and externally use it for Windows 7 for gaming? If not, what would you recommend?
I don't think you can boot Windows from an external drive, but you can re-use the HDD either with an optical bays adapter or in an external USB caddy.
 

simonsi

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Google is your friend but they are quite common from PC/Mac suppliers, as you have no location I can't really suggest a local supplier...
 
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