[rescue] External Drive on a Mac Book Chassis
Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 17:09:04 CDT 2011
--- On Tue, 3/15/11, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would the USB 2 bus be fast
> enough as a
> system/data disk on this system or am I just kidding
It will function.
It's probably going to be slow though. If you used FireWire, it should be fine though. FireWire is much better at sustained transfers than USB is. I actually have used a Mac booted off a FireWire 400 disk - it was fine.
Laptop hard disks are cheap enough though - just get a 2.5" SATA drive and replace the disk in the laptop, and use the external drive for bulk data storage.
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