How to install Bootcamp on external eSATA drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hofftheman, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. hofftheman

    hofftheman MDL Novice

    Feb 8, 2011
    Does anyone know how to get a Windows 7 partition installed on an external drive via Bootcamp? My Mac Pro tower has all the internal drives used in RAID configurations so it needs to be external. Thanks!
  2. machacks

    machacks MDL Novice

    Mar 13, 2011
    #2 machacks, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
    Need bio bootable card, 1st and for most. Then check this link out.


    It explains how to do RAID 0 BOOTCAMP w/ PCIe Card. Setup would be same for JBOD or eSATA drive. Just skip RAID config.

    Good Luck
  3. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

    Oct 29, 2007
    You don't need to use Bootcamp if you get hold of rEFIt - a bootloader for Mac - it detects all types of OS and also finds bootable OS on CD/DVD at boot time - you don't need Bootcamp with it - the bootcamp drivers for Apple hardware can be installed in Windows after it is setup.
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