Install OSX onto Flash Storage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by njaremka, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
    I want to make a secondary installation of my MBP OSX installation onto an external flash drive of sorts. I haven't decided if I want to load it onto a thumb drive or a flash card. I have a 2010 MBP with the SD card slot.

    If you were me, which media would you choose, and why?
  2. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2010
    I dont think it will make a difference which one you use.

    I keep DMG files of all my software discs then just restore them to USB devices when i need them.

    I keep snow leopard on an 8GB thumb drive as its quicker to boot from that then the dvd.
  3. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010

    i use time machine for backups, but i wanted to have an external bootable installation of OSX with a file recovery utility as a HDD failure backup. one of those "just in case" things. i know i dont really have to, but it could give me a little bit more piece of mind.

    of course, i plan on getting a larger drive for time machine, then i could do carbon copy clone of my internal hard drive onto a partition once a month. (or so)

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