HDD Scan on Mac Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by KG2002, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Do you have external hard drive? You can boot off of an external hard drive then scan the internal one.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Can I use another Mac Laptop as a bootable external drive then?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, only over Firewire. You need a USB boot drive.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     

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