move esxi installation from usb to ssd

Hi guys, I need confirmation if this will work fine. I want to move my installation of esxi from usb to a small ssd so that the boot time improves a bit. this is a homelab so gets shutdown when not in use and the boot up time to esxi is 20 odd minutes. I plan to image the usb to the ssd using DD. does anyone see any issues with going down this route? TIA

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  1. I don’t believe the boot time issue is related to the usb drive. 20 minutes to boot seems to me like a bigger issue somewhere else.

  2. When I’ve had ESX on a stick before, boot times were a minute or two tops, once the system passed POST. Generally the boot time is faster than the POST time on server class hardware.

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