Can my Samsung G2 portable be a bootable drives for MAC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sugarboylovemac, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. sugarboylovemac macrumors member

    sugarboylovemac

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    HI All,

    I have a Samsung G2 Portable 320GB external hd and I want use it be a bootable drive for my new mbp. I will use CCC or SuperDuper! either. But I am not sure do my G2 can support be a bootable drive for my mac.

    Anyone can tell me ?

    Thx for your advice.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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    If it can be formatted in Mac OS journalled with GUID partition then it'll work (check in Disk Utility).
    Odds are that it'll work.

    edit: simsaladimbamba beat me to it :p
     
  4. sugarboylovemac thread starter macrumors member

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    sugarboylovemac

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    Hi Guys,

    I made it ~ :D I can clone my system to my G2 portable hd. And just tried to boot from the G2, it works although it is very slow...

    Great ! thx you guys ~;)
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    The slowness is due to the USB interface, which only allows 35MB/s at maximum, more like 25 to 30 MB/s average speed.
     

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