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

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  1. Haswell macrumors regular

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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?
     
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  3. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    i prefer thunderbolt. supports TRIM on ssds and frees up your usb port
     
  4. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  5. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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