HDD Scan on Mac Air

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

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2009
    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


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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

    Oct 21, 2009
    Can I use another Mac Laptop as a bootable external drive then?
  4. macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    As far as I know, only over Firewire. You need a USB boot drive.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    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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