The truth about external FireWire and USB drives

Fri, Aug 21, 2009

Hardware, Mac OS X

For years, Mac fans have known that you must have a FireWire external drive for it to be bootable. We have purchased a few FireWire drives, but lately they seem to be harder to find, especially ones with a cooling fan. Our article on the Antec MX-1 enclosure (USB 2.0 and eSATA) forgot to mention the big news:

Intel Mac users can boot from either USB or FireWire drives.

I think this makes the Antec MX-1 the perfect enclosure.



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