Samsung T1 as Boot Drive for Mac OS X

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.
 

gmanist1000

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Found an answer yet? I want to run Ubuntu on it...
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.
 

Fishrrman

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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.
 

gmanist1000

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