OSX on external drive - switching between macs

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by bmac89, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. bmac89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2014

    Is it ok to boot the same OSX (El Capitan beta) installation from an external hard drive and switch it between multiple macs or am I better off dedicating a separate installation of OSX for each mac?

    I'm not asking whether you can do this, as I know I can - I did this for trying out Yosemite beta on my imac and macbook. However I'm wondering whether this is an unwise practice... is it more likely to cause bugs or conflicts with drivers etc.

  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Compare with Windows, Mac should be fine using "Mac to Go" feature since I think Apple has sealed all necessary drivers inside system.

    PS: "Mac to Go" means installing a personalised version of Mac on external disk and take it on the go, featuring as a portable OS X.

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