Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cryoglobulin, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Cryoglobulin macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I am running windows 7 as bootcamp on a mid2012 macbook pro retina. I recently purchased the Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 250 gb SSD. When I plug it via thunderport cable, windows 7 does not recognize it. Is there any solution for this?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Cryoglobulin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that, doesn't work. When I plug it in, it is not recognized at all.
     
  3. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    I think that article is saying you can only use USB 3.0 rather than Thunderbolt. Luckily an external hard drive won't benefit from using Thunderbolt vs USB 3.0 regardless due to data transfer limitations.
     
  4. Cryoglobulin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I was hoping that there was a way thunderbolt would be recognized in bootcamp.
     
  5. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    You can't hotplug due to limitations of Bootcamp.

    Make sure the Thunderbolt drive is connected before booting into Windows.

    Should be able to see the drive within Disk Management under Windows.
     
  6. Cryoglobulin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried having it plugged in when booting but I just get a black screen with a single dos underscore flashing. I looked on this forum and a guy had similar issue in late 2013 but no solution was posted.
     
  7. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    Is drive formatted correctly for Windows? ie NTFS or fat32?

    Does drive mount under OS X?
     
  8. Cryoglobulin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea I did format to ntcs, havent tried in mac ox
     

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