I would like to set up an external hard drive with Linux and Windows 7. I'm planning to use USB 3.0 for better speed. Mine is Dell Inspiron and Bios version is A17. Will there be any problems in booting up the external hard drive with USB 3.0 speed? Have any one of you experienced setting up external hard drive boot up with USB 3.0?
My assumption would be that the BIOS on a modern PC supports USB boot. And by "modern", I mean made within the last 5 years. The BIOS provides the "drivers" for the early part of the boot process.
Now, the OS might decide later that it doesn't like being stored on a USB device, but the early part of the bootup should work with any OS.
I agree with you if those usb ports are native but USB is almost always on a 3rd party chip right now so I was wondering about compatibility at the time of boot. It should be easy to try. Put linux on a usb flash drive (2.0 is fine or 3.0 if you have it) and try booting to it when its plugged in a usb3 port.
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