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

MacNoob444

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Sep 16, 2014
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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
http://www.computeruniverse.net/en/products/90465504/sandisk-cruzer-extreme-usb3-0.asp#faq

Any thoughts?
 

macenied

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Aug 20, 2014
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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.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1948
 
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MacNoob444

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Sep 16, 2014
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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.

Long story short, buy nothing at the moment and try first with a borrowed USB stick. I guess you can't do what you want. One of the few downsides to own a Mac.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1948
According to this you can i guess http://www.michaeljjensen.com/tech/ 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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