View Full Version : If I clone in USB2, can I boot in Firewire?

03-20-2008, 02:07 AM
Hi, I have a G4 PPC and I just installed a new USB 2 card. Since I have firewire, I don't know why I would ever clone by connecting the backup drive via USB2 instead of firewire*, but say I did. Would I still be able to boot from the backup as long as the backup is connected by Firewire?

*well - there is one reason - I also just got one of those universal USB2 connectors that'll connect your bare drive to a USB2 port. It would save me the trouble of putting backup drives in an enclosure.

03-20-2008, 07:26 AM
Got a link for acquiring one of them "universal USB2 connectors?"


03-20-2008, 10:44 AM
Yes, the question is what connection type is supported by the OS. If the files are on the drive, it should boot from FireWire regardless of what connection was used to put the files there.

03-20-2008, 05:05 PM
I got my drive adapter at Other World Computing (macsales.com) - search for "drive adapter." Several members of our user group like theirs a lot (and then there are members like me who got an adapter because the price was right at the time but aren't sure how often we'll use our adapters).

03-20-2008, 10:29 PM
Much thanks!