View Full Version : Lion on external drive?

Jan 19, 2012, 05:31 PM
I've got a 21-inch iMac (newest budget version) with Snow Leopard running Win 7 in Bootcamp. Just wanted to make absolutely sure that I can install Lion on an external drive without messing up anything.

Also, will a usb 2.0-drive be sufficient for running Lion, or is it necessary to have a firewire-drive for increased speed?

Jan 19, 2012, 07:59 PM
Yes you can, no problem. Here is a procedure for you to follow:


Sounds like this developer is using USB, so you should be okay.

Jan 20, 2012, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the link :)

Now I'm just hoping that an external HDD-cabinet with thunderbolt will hit the market :)