external hd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by t1rider321, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. t1rider321 macrumors regular

    May 8, 2005
    im getting a lacie 250g external firewire drive for my mine, can i run my whole os off of it and not use the internal drive at all?
  2. Shamus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2006
    the computer will recognise it as a standard internal HDD, meaning you can put whatever files and do exactly the same things with it as a normal, internal HDD. :)
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Just a Q, are you wanting to do this because you have a slower HDD now and want to bump up your speed? Or for Video editing?
  4. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 8, 2005
    yes, i have a mini would me getting a 7200 rpm connected by a firewire show improovement or will the firewire connection slow it down
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    in my personal experience, its about equal. but give it a go and see how it works for you.
  6. darioc macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2006
    is this the case w/ all external HDs? i have an acomdata 180G external HD. will it do the same? do you have any handy links that explain this more? thanks in advance!

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