Usb SSD boot drive for laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Boot Usb Storage Last response: June 28, 2011 6:18 PM in Storage Share MrWesson June 24, 2011 6:01:12 PM First off is it even possible for a laptop to boot from usb HDD? Second would be the mounting problems I came across the zalman s series(usb2.0 and sata) and was wondering if it would be possible to boot from it and keep my internal HDD for storage? I use my laptop for couch browsing so I could just use double sided tape to mount More about : usb ssd boot drive laptop | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove almartin June 24, 2011 6:04:01 PM Check your bios and see if it supports booting from usb. | Report abuse sturm June 24, 2011 6:06:10 PM Why even spend money on an SSD if all you will use it for is "couch browsing"? Waste of money if you ask me. | Report abuse MrWesson June 24, 2011 6:10:45 PM sturm said:Why even spend money on an SSD if all you will use it for is "couch browsing"? Waste of money if you ask me. Got an oppourtunity to get a 64gb ssd for $50 so I wanted to find something to put it in. I have a htpc setup but dont think it would be as useful. My couch browsing laptop is running an older processor(turion x2) and I feel it will help things feel snappier. My laptop does support usb boot but any concerns about the usb cable coming out or mounting issues. | Report abuse almartin June 28, 2011 6:18:03 PM You could put the drive in a rack and run it from there. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Usb SSD boot drive for laptop> Related ressources: ForumUsing SSD as boot drive over eSata - Enclosure or powerd cable? ForumMacrium clone usb ssd will not boot ForumHow do I add second 3.5" internal drive to installed boot SSD ForumHow to make SSD the boot drive ForumUpdating SATA3 SSD via laptop eSATA2 ExpressCard or USB2/USB 3 adaptors ForumSsd boot drive ForumTry to boot SSD and install Windows please help ForumLaptop will boot from only one USB flash drive ForumUsing same boot drive ssd for pc and laptop possible? ForumHelp! New build, Boot REALLY slow! SSD Problem??? ForumBIOS boot menu empty - SSD and CD/DVD inaccessible ForumCan't boot up without inserting usb drive after changing partitions on laptop ForumSSD for my aging laptop , or "build" a new laptop with SSD ? (1st-time builder) ForumError 0x80300024 install windows 7 from usb to ssd ForumSSD boot problems ForumFirst SSD advice? Forum[Solved] 2 SSD Question about setting up RAID 0 ForumCrucial m4 or corsair force 3 SSD ForumCrucial M4 or corsair Force 3 SSD ForumHard drive replacement More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !