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Boot some MacBook Pros via card reader?
Authored by: mclbruce on Dec 17, '09 06:20:28PM

"...you won't be able to do this to your brand-new MacBook Pro, which now has a card reader instead of an ExpressCard slot."

Has anybody tried booting a new MacBook Pro from the card reader? I wonder how much speed you would get from a 16 or 32 GB Class 6 SD card. I also wonder about reliability, but it would be fun to try. I have booted my netbook (non Apple, non MacOS) from the SD card for BIOS updates and also using SugarOS just for fun.



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Boot some MacBook Pros via card reader?
Authored by: agentx on Dec 18, '09 03:31:50AM

You can boot from SD slot....but it is limited to SDHC 32Gb currently there is no support for SDXC !

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3553



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Boot some MacBook Pros via card reader?
Authored by: wallybear on Dec 18, '09 05:59:12AM

"Has anybody tried booting a new MacBook Pro from the card reader? I wonder how much speed you would get from a 16 or 32 GB Class 6 SD card. I also wonder about reliability, but it would be fun to try."

Reliability would be very low. Flash USB drives and SD/MMC/etc. cards do not use any wear leveling algorhitms, so they will give write failures very early.



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