Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD as boot drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Vonjover, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Vonjover macrumors newbie

    Vonjover

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    Has anyone tried creating a bootable drive from the following portable SSD:

    sandisk extreme 500 portable ssd

    I currently am cloning one and just want some idea if you guys have already used this as an external boot drive.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Any SSD will work fine as an external boot drive. Any drive at all, for that matter -- though obviously a spinner will be very slow to boot.

    You don't need to clone if this makes things easier. If you want a clean boot drive, CMD+R on startup, format SSD through Disk Utility, then select 'Reinstall OS X' to the external drive. Otherwise if you want all your stuff as it is, that's fine what you're doing. :)
     
  3. Vonjover thread starter macrumors newbie

    Vonjover

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    got it, just tried it out as well, worked like a charm. now i wish i bought a larger capacity version. this thing gave my mac a new lease on life. I was working off a slow 5400 spinner drive.
     
  4. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

    Iphoneness

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    What Mac do you have? And is this through USB 3.0? Am thinking about doing this for my iMac 4K
     
  5. Vonjover thread starter macrumors newbie

    Vonjover

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    I have the 2016 21.5k iMac, 2.8ghz model. it worked fined. yeah im booting through usb 3.0 it makes a worlf of a difference.
     

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