Macbook as a disk drive and HD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by justind.clark, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. justind.clark macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    I was just wondering if there was anyway that I could use my macbook as a disk for a linux/Windows desktop. I know that there is target disk mode, but does that work for other operating systems? And if it does, how do I connect the computers? Do i use ethernet or some usb connection or what? Thanks a lot.
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Should work with other operating system too, as long as they support the filesystem the mac is formatted with, or if you have a partition in a compatible format in the mac. That means the macbook in target disc mode will be exactly like an external firewire hard disc. You will need a firewire cable to use target disc mode.

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