Bootable External

Discussion in 'iMac' started by noelty, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. noelty macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    I have an intel iMac (2.4 Ghz C2D) and at the beginning of the year I purchased a Drobo. I have all my data on the Drobo, and decided to move my home folder to the Drobo. I discovered I could not boot as the admin if the Drobo was not connected.

    I want to use Super Duper to clone my HD on an external so I can boot from it on my Macbook when I travel. My internal HD on the iMac is 320GB but only 60GB is used (applications). The home folder on the Drobo is 300GB's in size. If I partitioned a 500GB drive say one partition being the home folder and the other partition the internal drive on my iMac would I be able to boot from the external?
  2. wessew macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    I am not sure what you are asking here. However, I do have a comment on Drobo. I have had two and found them to be reliable in a backup capacity. They are very slow for anything else. In particular, you may have issues with video processing, gaming, Aperture image manipulation, etc. if the Drobo is your primary boot drive. You may not be doing any of that. Still, you are likely reducing the speed and responsiveness of your system considerably.
  3. noelty thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    Yup...I am in the process of moving my home folder back to the internal and repairing permissions. The Drobo is for backup purposes only. All work on RAW files in Lightroom and any iMovie editing will be done with the files on the internal, and once they are processed moved to the Drobo.

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