How to run macOS from Micro SD Card on Windows PC?

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  1. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, I read somewhere that I can use my 16 GB Micro SD card to boot macOS on my Windows 10 PC. Does anyone know how to do this? I know 16 GB is small but I won't be adding much to macOS Sierra. Just for fun. Can I get a link with instructions? I have a VM of macOS so I can use that if I need to use Mac to create the bootable MicroSD card. (Or use Windows.) Please reply. Thanks
     
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    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, me again...I tried making a bootable SD card of Ubuntu but I can't find the option to boot too it in BIOS. Maybe my PC won't boot SD cards? Please reply if you know anything about this problem. Thanks
     
  3. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Anyone?
     
  4. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    From my experience, you can only put macOS on a USB if you are going to boot from it and run the installation. I haven't heard of anyone running macOS from an SD card, or even USB, as a portable OS. I'm guessing you want something similar to Windows To Go functionality.

    One thing I can think of is; put the entire VM on the SD card/USB drive. It might run like balls if you have a slow SD card (below class 10) or USB 2.0 device though.
     
  5. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I guess I cant run from a SD card. I will look at Windows To Go. I'm trying to find a use for my old SD card. I also read you can use it for backup. Maybe I'll try that. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    SD Cards simply too slow, special those older cards, for to run any OS from it directly! As a Backup solution for, let say: pictures etc., fine, they're still good enough!
     
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    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    not really, a Class 10 SD or MicroSD card is really fast and enough to run a OS perfectly from it.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The normal Class10 SD is still too slow. Only the 'high' speed deLuxe Class10 cards with at least 40/20 MB/s speeds are fast enough, just they cost more than double as the normal Class10 Cards (in Thailand)!

    Personally, I test an 80MB/s read/25 MB/s write Card and that failed to run on a 'workable' speed! And just to mention, the max read speed I really was get was ~40 MB/s and write was max 16 MB/s! Simply useless for to be used under real work conditions!
     
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