Which external HD for running macOSX ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bezza123, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. bezza123 macrumors newbie

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    HI

    My internal HD has had it. Instead of messing around changing the HD I just want to use an External HD, could anyone suggest a good one (cheaper the better though!) not too bothered about storage space either.

    Just needs to come with everything needed to run OSX for an iMac (ive got install disks of course)

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    As has been written before, and will be written again, any HDD will do, as you can format it during the installation process with the right file system (HFS+).

    It's best to go with a Firewire 400 or 800 HDD as USB might be to slow.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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  4. bezza123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i have got one but it says something like "this drive cannot be used. macosx cannot boot from this drive" or something along those lines, ive formatted it using disk utility, maybe ive done this wrong then?

    thanks
     
  5. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Make sure the drive has a GUID Partition Table and not Master Boot Record in Disk Utility.
     
  6. bezza123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANKS SOOO MUCH :D working now :apple:
     

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