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Why Boot Camp at all?
Authored by: gabester on Feb 14, '13 11:31:26AM

If you put your Windows disc into your optical drive and hold down option at startup, once the Windows installer loads up it sounds like you should be able to install to the external drive this way without any bootcamp mumbo jumbo.

Not having a Thunderbolt to SATA converter I cannot test this myself... but I know you can boot directly to a Windows installer so the only real limitation's going to be what devices it can access. I don't think Boot Camp in this scenario loads any drivers anywhere useful to installation... What Boot Camp DOES do is put the MBR wrapper around your GUID formatted internal drive so that an OS that doesn't have proper GUID installation support can see the MBR partition that Boot Camp then creates.

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Why Boot Camp at all?
Authored by: aGr[j5(6WU on Feb 14, '13 11:39:39AM

Agreed. It looks to me as though this is simply a hint advising users that the Seagate GoFlex Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter causes connected drives to be recognised by OSes as non-removable, presumably because Thunderbolt is based on PCIe technology.

So, this isn't really a hint, per se, just advice from someone who doesn't understand the technology he's using.

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