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Usb SSD boot drive for laptop

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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 :pt1cable: 

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a b G Storage
June 24, 2011 6:04:01 PM

Check your bios and see if it supports booting from usb.
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a b G Storage
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.
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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.
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a b G Storage
June 28, 2011 6:18:03 PM

You could put the drive in a rack and run it from there.
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