USB 2.0 Booting OSX?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xperton3, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. xperton3 macrumors member

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    Hey guys. Just did a hard drive upgrade on my macbook pro core duo 2.0. Purchased a 200gb hitachi, the drive works great!!! My question is, is it possible to use the hard drive i pulled from the MBP, slide it into an external USB2.0 enclosure, and boot into the OS thats on it. The reason being because i need to back up some important data to my .mac that is still on that drive.

    Thanks for helping in advance!!
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    yes, Intel Macs can boot from external USB drives
     
  3. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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