SSD boot from USB to SATA cable?

tackit

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 3, 2017
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I've been using a powered enclosure with an SSD inside as a bootable device via USB 3.0 and it's fine for me speed wise over the internal HDD.

My question is, can I do away with the powered enclosure and just buy a USB 3.0 to SATA cable to connect the SSD and boot from it?
 

Fishrrman

macrumors P6
Feb 20, 2009
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Make sure that any cable/adapter you buy is SPECIFICALLY STATED to support "UASP" (USB attached SCSI protocol).

You need this to get the maximum speeds via USB.
You should see reads in the 430mbps range.
 

tackit

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 3, 2017
7
0
Make sure that any cable/adapter you buy is SPECIFICALLY STATED to support "UASP" (USB attached SCSI protocol).

You need this to get the maximum speeds via USB.
You should see reads in the 430mbps range.

That's great info, thank you.