Install Leopard on a Terabyte

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  1. discosoap macrumors regular

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    Dear all,

    is there anyone who can help me with the following question;

    why would it be a bad (or good) idea to install my OS on a FW400 Terabyte?? (the hard drive of my mac mini file server is dead. I am now thinking of installing data & OS on the same external FW drive)

    All help is appreciated.

    ps. would I still be able to use timemachine over ethernet ?
     
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  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    You shouldn't have any problems doing this. If it were me, I'd probably purchase a new internal drive and replace the broken one. Mainly to save space and number of coords connected. Good luck.
     
  4. discosoap thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your response !!

    the problem is, I don't know whether my 2.5" sata drive failed or if my Sata controller on the motherboard is dead. I have no idea how to isolate this problem, and testing means opening up my Mini, with no assurance it will ever work (replacing a dead Sata controller might be a very expensive joke, without waranty). This is why I thought of the FW400 solution. Is there a way to isolate the problem to the disc or the controller on the motherboard ???

     

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