imac external ssd as boot?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cinek, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. cinek macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    has anyone tried using a external ssd as a boot drive on their imac? does it work?
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    It would work, but it would be pointless because you'd be limited to the FW800 bus at maximum. Until Thunderbolt external drives are readily available, it's not very smart to use an external SSD as a boot volume.
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    I dont get the question?

    SSD is just a drive -- its not like its magic or anything -- its got a standard SATA connection just like any other drive made.

    So of course it will boot as long as its in a USB or Firewire case.


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