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Booting USB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by SystemShock, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. SystemShock

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Sep 2005

    Posts: 7

    Location: Southampton

    Hi I recently bought a Western Digital Essential 80GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive from OcUK and was wondering if it will boot up like my Seagate SATA Internal does? What I mean is, I want to unplug or disable my Internal HD from CMOS and just plug in the External instead because I want to mess around with Linux, BSD, Vista and what not.

    I know it pretty much depends on the BIOS support, can anyone shed some light on their own experiences? Im using an AMD64 3000+ Venice with MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, and I have flashed the BIOS to V1.B (latest).

    Thanks for your time. :)
     
  2. sunky

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    Joined: 2 Dec 2005

    Posts: 65

    Location: UK

    hommie, i doubt it, try googling ** ???
    peace out
     
  3. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    Not certain on that mobo but on the DFI nf4's Yes would be the answer
    just somewhat slower, hopefully someone with the same board will confirm