Using REFIT on Retina Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Craig420, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Craig420 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,
    First post here but I have tried searching everywhere for an answer to this with no luck at all, so hopefully someone can help me.
    Basically, I have managed to get windows persistently installed on a removable hard drive, and can boot to this using Refit no problems (hard drive is connected by USB). Thing is, the speeds are a little slow, so I am looking to buy another external HD which supports Thunderbolt as it is much faster.
    My question is, can Refit boot to a drive connected by Thunderbolt and not USB?
    All the information on the internet is about booting to live USB keys or removable USB 3.0 harddrives, nothing on whether Refit can boot to a thunderbolt device or not.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I do not want to buy a new HD specifically for this then find that it will not work.
    Thanks in advance,
    Craig
     
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know the answer to your particular question, however something to keep in mind is booting bootcamp on your internal SSD, the partition does not have to be big and you can store your programs on an external.
     
  3. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    A quick little Google search turned up this:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1414769.

    Hope this helps.
     

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