dual boot from external

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 0makol16, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. 0makol16 macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2008
    Diamond Bar, California
    i just wondering if it is possible to dual boot from an external hard drive. if it is possible that would be great. :)
  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Is possible, but just don't do it.

    External HDD's were never meant to run as boot drives since the bus speeds of FW800 and even eSATA aren't fast enough to handle all that data transfer. Even though eSATA is plenty fast, I think the idea of having an OS on an external drive is just cumbersome.

    Use your externals for only storage.

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