Parallels, win7 and visual studios on a usb-stick?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MacNoob444, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. MacNoob444 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2014
    I need to install parallels, windows 7 and visual studios for C# programing in school and my hdd is way to small. So i´ve looked around and I can probably install everything on a usb- flash and use that whenever i need to. The only problem are that i don´t know what to look for in a USB-stick. Is it the read or write or both? How much should i spend on it and so on?

    What do you think of this? I have usb 3 on my mac. I´ll get if for around €53 or $67 incl. shipping.
    USB3.0, 64 GB
    max. 110 MB/s write
    max. 245MB/s read

    Any thoughts?
  2. macenied, Oct 10, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014

    macenied macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2014
    AFAIK Apple has restricted booting via USB to OS X only. This means GUID partition, HFS Plus filesystem and OS X. For installation media or live systems ( ISO ) newer Mac's can also boot GUID with FAT32 filesystems.

    In case you want to install OS X, Parallels and W7 on the stick, 64 GB is not enough.
  3. MacNoob444 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2014
    According to this you can i guess and some other articles aswell.

    But then I thought about the thing that USB-sticks only have a "limited" amout of times you can write things on it. I read this on another fourm. So in the end i might just install evertything on my ssd-hdd.

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