Lion on a Flash drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ricardoflamingo, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. ricardoflamingo macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2011
    I just installed Lion using Recovery mode (command R) on a usb thumb drive. It installed fine but it is really slowww. Is this normal? BTW, the drive is directly in the Mac Mini (2011) usb port.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    USB is magnitudes slower than the internal HDD. Don't expect performance from a USB flash drive boot. The only way a USB flash drive is practical is for an emergency boot.
  3. ricardoflamingo thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2011

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