New MacBooks-no firewire-still able to do BOOTABLE BACKUPS WITH CCC OR SUPER DUPER?

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  1. doug in albq Suspended

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    New MacBooks-no firewire-still able to do BOOTABLE BACKUPS WITH CCC OR SUPER DUPER?

    First, please do not tell me to use Time Machine. Answer my question instead...


    I am under the impression that if one wants a BOOTABLE BACKUP on an external drive from a cloned drive using Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper, the drive had to be a firewire drive.

    Anyone?
     
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  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I boot my Mac from USB all the time using a SuperDuper clone.
     
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    As has been noted above Intel Macs boot fine with USB- what you are referencing in PPC based Macs which, with a couple of exceptions right at the end of the PPC life, could only boot from FireWire drives.
     
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    thanks for he replies, everybody.

    I feel better about the new non-firewired MacBooks.

    I do have an external FW HD, will I be able to use this with the new MacBook if I acquire a usb to firewire adapter?
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    That doesn't exist.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There is no such thing as a USB to FireWire adapter.

    The new MacBooks will only support USB external drives.
     
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    Nope, sorry.
     

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