HELP on hardrives...


squeeks

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Jun 19, 2007
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i want to run boot camp but have windows installed on the external hard drive which one would be better?

good luck with that

i never got windows to let me install it on an external...it dosent like it, something about how when its booting it shuts down external drives to load drivers or something like that..im not really sure but thats what i read, i got errors during install saying it couldnt communicate with the device, even though it detected it
 

iamjustin

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Jul 21, 2007
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well u probably just saved me 2 hours of time wasted haha. but thats really lame. but out of those two which is the better hard drive?
 

CanadaRAM

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Is there some reason you need it to be mobile and.or USB powered?

Myself I would stay away from USB only drives and drives with 1 year warranties. Instead I would get a Firewire or Firewire/USB enclosure like a MacAlly PHR- series, and install the OEM hard drive of my choice. That will get you a 3 year (Western Digital) or 5 year (Seagate) warranty on the mechanism.. If you choose a desktop sized (3.5") drive and enclosure, you will also have a faster and more reliable mechanism.
 

CaptainCanuck

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Aug 15, 2005
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Depends on what you need it for. If you need portability, go for the one at FutureShop. If the HD is staying at home, go for the one from Staples.

Both LaCie and the WD MyBook Series tend to be reliable HDs. Of course, the MyBook may be slightly more reliable since it is a 3.5" Drive as opposed to the 2.5" Lacie Drive.

Edit: Yeah, what CanadaRAM said. Yeah, yeah...That's the ticket. ;-)
 

iamjustin

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Jul 21, 2007
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but why wouldnt taht work installing windows xp on the external drive? if it had something to do with the drivers couldnt u backup ur whole osx on that external drive then install windows just to make sure all the drivers are on the same physical drive