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Tomple
Nov 7, 2010, 12:27 PM
Is this posible?
Could I use it as a normal USB drive?

That would be awesome :)



Loonytik
Nov 7, 2010, 12:29 PM
Where are you going to put OS X reinstall?

Tomple
Nov 7, 2010, 12:41 PM
hoping i never need it
stupid i know, but would it be possible to reformat?

bcaslis
Nov 7, 2010, 12:47 PM
hoping i never need it
stupid i know, but would it be possible to reformat?

No it's not possible. You wouldn't want to do it anyway in case you ever need to restore. I found a very similar USB stick almost at small at Staples for $19.95.

alust2013
Nov 7, 2010, 12:47 PM
Probably possible, but if anything ever goes wrong with your system, you're screwed, as you will even need it to restore from a time machine backup if you have one. I have also heard that it is a pain to get in and out of the ports, so I would definitely recommend against it.

Tomple
Nov 7, 2010, 12:53 PM
okay ill skip it
thanks for the advice guys