Booting Tiger from a USB Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by kjr39, May 7, 2005.

  1. kjr39 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004

    I have a mini and I want to connect an external drive to it to use as the boot drive.

    Circuit City was having a sale, so I picked up an Seagate External drive that only has a USB interface. However, before I open it up, I would like to know if I can use it as a boot drive. A lot of what I have seen on the web only talks about Firewire drives....

    Also, will I see a good performance boost from the drive? It is a 7200 RPM, 8MB cache drive...

  2. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    The Apple firmware only allows for targeting Firewire drives. You'll have to get a firewire interface drive.

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