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KG2002
Jan 4, 2010, 06:42 PM
Guys, is there a way to run Drive Genius on Mac Air? The MA is getting slower by the day and I saw the same symptoms right before my iMac's HDD crashed. I want to run a HDD scan but Drive Genius requires that I scan a non boot drive. Since Target mode is not an option, I am out of ideas.

P.S. Yes, I have another Mac available.



ayeying
Jan 4, 2010, 06:54 PM
Do you have external hard drive? You can boot off of an external hard drive then scan the internal one.

KG2002
Jan 4, 2010, 07:02 PM
Do you have external hard drive? You can boot off of an external hard drive then scan the internal one.

Can I use another Mac Laptop as a bootable external drive then?

gavin83209
Jan 4, 2010, 07:28 PM
As far as I know, only over Firewire. You need a USB boot drive.

LinMac
Jan 4, 2010, 10:20 PM
You can just burn a CD/DVD to boot from. I don't remember how, but I know it can be done because I carry one with me.