Samsung T1 as Boot Drive for Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gmanist1000, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    Does anyone know if the Samsung T1 will work as a boot drive for Mac OS X?

    I have read that it has some necessary firmware to install before it will work properly as an external drive. Wondering if this affects it as a boot drive. Thanks.
     
  2. iDylanK macrumors newbie

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    Found an answer yet? I want to run Ubuntu on it...
     
  3. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    I've been reading elsewhere that the required firmware from Samsung causes it to not work. Hoping to hear from someone on this forum, though.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    If you're concerned about the T1 drive, but want an SSD in an external case, why not "build your own"?

    Buy the drive of your choice.
    Buy an external 2.5" enclosure with USB3 and make sure that it specifically mentions support for UASP (USB attached SCSI protocol).

    All you'll need is a screwdriver and about 5 minutes. Some external cases don't even use screws anymore, just snap open, insert drive, snap closed, done.
     
  5. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    I'll definitely need to consider doing this. With TRIM support in El Capitan, it makes a lot of sense.
     

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