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USB 3.0 hard drive or thunderbolt drive for installing Window 10 on external drive

Haswell

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I am looking to install Windows 10 on external drive, and I am wondering what's more compatible (aka less headaches) an SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure or an SSD in a thunderbolt enclosure?
 

Truefan31

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i prefer thunderbolt. supports TRIM on ssds and frees up your usb port
 
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steve23094

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Without doubt a TB drive. Some (not all) USB drives are an absolute pig to get working with Windows. I went through a Seagate and WD before giving up and moving across to TB.
 
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Truefan31

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Aug 25, 2012
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Without doubt a TB drive. Some (not all) USB drives are an absolute pig to get working with Windows. I went through a Seagate and WD before giving up and moving across to TB.

Yeah I just find tb convenient. Tb with a ssd. Reliable.
 
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