USB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jbrown, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #1
    Hi,

    I have a two 20GB Travelstar hard drives ( lapbook drive size ), in external USB 1.1 housings.

    What I am looking to do is copy all my files of my 1.25 Poowerbook, reformat / partition my PB hard drive, and then re-install the files I need. I want to keep my system as it is. My plan is:

    Carbon Copy the system onto the 20GB disk - then copy all files. Once done - re- CarbonCopy the system back onto my Powerbook, and then copy over the files I want.

    Other than taking a long time - are there any problems with an external USB 1.1 drive setup?? Can I boot from it? Any suggestions?

    cheers
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    California

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    Aug 21, 2004
    #2
    I don't think you can boot from it. At least you can't on a new ibook or a 1ghz TI Powerbook. You need a firewire enclosure for your laptop drives in order to boot externally.
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #3
    California's right as usual. You can only boot from Firewire. :(

    Booting from USB 1.1 would be unbearable anyway.
     

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