Connect my old boot drive via USB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fubar1977, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

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    Hi

    I have just swapped by internal HDD for an SSD and ordered an external USB enclosure for my old HDD.
    My question is, when I plug my old drive in via USB, will my files etc still be accessible via finder given that this is still a "boot" drive?
    Also, is there a way to easily boot off this drive via USB if required?

    Many thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can access your files on the now external HDD, regardless of it having been the boot drive.
    And yes, you can boot from it via System Preferences > Startup Disk or holding down the OPTION key after your pressed the power button to start the Mac.
     
  3. Fubar1977 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

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    Many thanks Sim.
    Much appreciated.
     

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