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Join Date: Dec 2009
Possibly a crazy idea, but... - 12-31-2009, 06:26 AM
As I am getting closer to the purchase of a mini (leaning to the 10v right now because of the 2.5" SATA), a thought popped into my mind.
First off, a little background info. Once my 10v gets here, I plan on using OS X as my main OS on it. However, I do have various windows applications that need to be run and I would like an SSD in it for various reasons including shock resistance and battery life. I was initially going to get a larger SSD and dual boot it with Windows XP so I could access the other programs, but now I came up with another idea but figured before I made myself too happy I would check and see if it would work.
I was wondering if I could remove the HDD that comes standard with it and put it in a 2.5" external dock (like this one: Newegg.com - VANTEC NST-200S2-BK Aluminum 2.5" Black USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures) and boot to it and run Windows off of it. That way I could reduce the cost of the rest of the build and possibly get a better SSD than the one I was initially looking at. It would also allow me to use a simpler install method.
Is there any reason why this wouldn't work? Would it run very slowly?
Thanks in advance!
Join Date: Oct 2009
12-31-2009, 01:28 PM
I think that would work but it would be very slow to run the OS from. Boot Camp would be a better option I think.
Join Date: Mar 2009
12-31-2009, 11:49 PM
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