Can we boot USB target disk mode into new MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by California, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Can we target disk mode through usb 2.1 into the new MacBooks?
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    The new MacBooks do not have USB 2.1

    I don't even think USB 2.1 is a standard.

    Wikipedia USB
     
  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    I thought I read they had updated USB ports.

    Anyway can we BOOT USB whatever it is off of the new MacBooks?
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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  5. goobimama macrumors regular

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    Target Disk Mode is not possible with USB, as of now. Maybe USB could be hacked by Apple to support it, but as of now the MacBook is targetless.

    And the next version of USB is 3.0.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I don't think we have IP over USB ...

    Don't know how FW target mode worked, but likely FW-IP networking.

    Would be nice if etherboot replaced it.

    Edit: I can see Apple not wanting to support Target mode over ethernet, since that is darn close to turning a Mac into a network drive.
     
  7. TheCrudMan macrumors newbie

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    Ever heard of netboot?
     

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