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Old 11-19-2009, 12:21 AM
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super-duper, usb, and firewire

can smart updates be done with usb and still be able to boot with firewire or is there anything lost in the translation?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:07 AM
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Sure, not a problem as long as the drive is properly partitioned (and supports FW startup in the first place).
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:32 PM
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Hello,

I have a simillar question and I just want to see if I have understood it right.

If I have understood it right, we can backup with SD! to a properly partitoned USB external drive instead to a FireWire drive.

I do have a FireWire drive, but it is too small for my system, while the USB drive has enough size. I know how to make a bootable FireWire drive. Could I use FireWire drive as a startup disk while the usb drive can be used as a disk where I store my images of the system? Is this a bad idea?
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:43 PM
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As I've already indicated in a reply to your emailed support request, USB drives are fine and can be used as startup drives on Intel Macs.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:09 PM
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Can USB powered HDDs also be used as bootable backup?

I have a new iMac and wish to have a SD bootable back up. What would be really nice is if I can use a USB powered external HDD rather than one that requires a separate power supply.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:32 PM
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I doubt it matters if a drive is bus or external powered in order to boot from it (it doesn't with FireWire), though Dave possibly knows for sure.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:39 PM
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That should not be a problem, MarcP, assuming that the drive can run reliably bus powered. Kind of up to the drive itself!
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