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Can I use my Samsung T5(portable ssd) as a installation process of windows 10?

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Posted Original PosterOP

Ok so I have this portable ssd, so I was thinking 馃 maybe i should not buy聽a usb to boot windows 10, should I?

Can I use my samsung t5 instead of usb?聽

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Yes, you can use it to install Windows, however you'll have to format it to do so. (All data on it will get wiped.)


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In addition to the first party tool formatting the whole drive, not just a partition on it (if you've broken it up), it formats it to a 32 GB partition (at most, smaller if the device is smaller obviously), so to regain your space after you will have to format it again.聽 For these reasons I generally recommend using an old flash drive you have lying around rather than a full SSD as it's overkill and can be a pain, but it does work if you should so need.


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Posted Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

In addition to the first party tool formatting the whole drive, not just a partition on it (if you've broken it up), it formats it to a 32 GB partition (at most, smaller if the device is smaller obviously), so to regain your space after you will have to format it again.聽 For these reasons I generally recommend using an old flash drive you have lying around rather than a full SSD as it's overkill and can be a pain, but it does work if you should so need.

ok makes sense, just going to buy a usb then.

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