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  • OWC expands Boot Camp compatibility to all SSDs, eases storage upgrade path for Mac

    Incorrect information in the article.  This new software patch applies to the OWC SSD drives that are compatible with the 2013 and later MacBook Pros.  The article claims people would spend less money and then later swap out traditional spinning hard drives.  That is incorrect because all MacBook Pros shipping in 2013 and later all had proprietary SSD drives.  The traditional spinning hard drives were 2012 and earlier models, and those drives were standard SATA drives.  Swapping those with a SATA SSD drive worked fine with Boot Camp because those drives appeared as traditional internal drives.  The 2013 models with the OWC SSD upgrade installed sees the upgrade as an external hard drive because of the way the hardware is configured on the drive itself (it appears as an external RAID drive).  Boot Camp cannot install Windows on an external drive, so OWC had to create a software hack to make it work.
    So, does this mean that the OWC hack would also work on an actual external drive? It would be nice to keep a PC on an external disk, to be connected whenever needed.
    entropys