Model A1311 / Late 2009 / 3.06 or 3.33 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can external USB connected SSD drive be used as primary drive?

I have viewed the instructions on upgrading the internal HD to new SSD hard drive.

Can I use an external SSD drive after cloning existing old drive, as the primary drive for use?

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Well the answer is yes & no here ;-}

Yes, you can use an external drive as your primary drive but it would need to be connected via FireWire not USB. USB in this series is just too slow (USB2). Even still, FireWire is slower than what your internal SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) but not by much.

I'm guessing here you don't want to upgrade your internal drive as it's a bit of work, which is fully understandable.

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Many thanks Dan. I appreciate the feedback. Saving a bit of work is exactly why I asked.


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