imac external ssd as boot?

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

  1. cinek macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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.

    exactly.
     

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