3277 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2011 2:40 PM by firman
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 12:35 PM (in response to meraTechStuff)No problem with Parallels or VMWare Fusion. Just put the VM on the external SSD and start it from there. I do this all the time.
With Boot Camp (=native Windows installation) it will not work.MacMini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to jguther)So,
When I first start Parallels, I need to create/install Windows installation on External SSD drive. Whenever I want to use Windows, I need to connect External SSD and then start it from Parallels control panel.
Am I right? Among USB and FireWire, Which port is useful in MacBook Pro for this purpose?
I didn''t receive the new MacBook Pro at (currently it's prepared for shipment.) I will give a try when I receive it.
Thank you for your quick reply.MacBook Pro 15" (early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2nd Gen i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to meraTechStuff)Your startup work flow sounds about right.
Firewire is much faster that USB.
Also as you have the new 2011 Macbook Pro, you could use the new Thunderbolt port and get a new HDD with the same connectors. This gives 10gbps speed, but you will need to wait a few weeks at least for that type of disk to hit the market.
If you have a choice use VM Ware Fusion as Parallels support is very bad and the Fusion product is much better.
You could also investigate replacing your Superdrive (DVD) with a caddy and large 2.5" HDD.
See this thread for more details (http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=13141473#13141473)
ericMacbook Pro 15" 2.4ghz Core i5 + iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 2:00 PM (in response to firman)However I can't wait until Thunderbolt supported devices available in market. Can you suggest me any portable external hard drive (need not to be SSD) which uses FireWire 800?
I've good opinion on WDC (http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Passport-FireWire-Portable/dp/B00378KLYM).
Any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.MacBook Pro 15" (early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2nd Gen i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2011 2:40 PM (in response to meraTechStuff)This is an excellent drive. G-Tech is used by many video professionals.
Its quite small, light as fast. I clone my entire internal HD to it (using carbon copy cloner) which makes it bootable. I have run my mac from this external drive and only a very slight delay is sometimes noticeable. It is also bus powered (requires 2 USB ports), so no external power supply.
I also use Lacie drives, so you could try these.
You might also want to consider a super fast USB stick. I think kingston have released some very quick ones recently up to 64Gb in size.
EricMacbook Pro 15" 2.4ghz Core i5 + iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)