SSD startup question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Flunkyturtle, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

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    Firstly, apologies if this EXACT question has been asked before...

    Tried searching but couldn't find the answer...

    I have a 2011 imac i7, i didn't want to pay the stupid amount to have a SSD from factory and have read online that its a bit of a task to install one afterwards...

    I'm a complete novice so don't want to start pulling the mac apart

    My question therefore is using the below product and plugging into the mac using FW would i have any issue booting the OS from this?

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/EliteALmini/eSATA_FW800_FW400_USB

    My intention would be to keep the OS installed on the original internal HDD just incase anything went wrong with the SDD.

    Appreciate the advice :)

    Side note would i have any problems daisy chaining from this device to another, shouldn't affect startup?
     
  2. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone? If its not going to be worth doing I'd rather put the money towards something else.
     
  3. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    It would only be worth it if you had the SSD in a Thunderbolt external enclosure.

    An SSD over FireWire might be adequate but I'm not sure, maybe someone has booted from a FireWire SSD and can chime in.

    The SATA bus is much faster than FireWire. You would be choking the capability of the SSD by a lot.
     
  4. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there such thing as a thunderbolt enclosure I did a quick google search but nothing was obvious?

    Is there anyway of getting that kind of connection without it being internal? :(
     

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