Thunderbolt External Drives & Windows
I'm looking for a bit of advice.
Last week, I switched out my 2012 Macbook Pro, with a 2013 "retina" MBP. The new machine is awesome, but the SSD it has is significantly smaller than the mechanical drive I had in my old machine.
For the most part, this is no problem. The challenge however, is very occasionally I need to use a couple of Windows applications. On my old MBP, I just had Parallels and Windows installed on the internal hard drive. It wasn't a problem, because the drive was huge. Now, I don't really want to give up a fairly large chunk of my new SSD to something that I use so infrequently.
What I'm wondering is, if I get a Thunderbolt drive, just to have Parallels and Windows on it, will that work, and will the performance be OK? I've read that the Thunderbolt interface is blazingly fast, so I think it might be, but thought I'd see if anyone had experience with this setup.