can you boot from usb hard drive

  okcoky 19:04 19 Apr 2005

hi guys i am just wondering 2 things can you copy the entire contents from my old drive to a usb or new internal hard drive? Also is itpossible to boot from a usb hard drive.the thing being that my internal one is old and if it ever stops beating how do i access anything on the external?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:32 19 Apr 2005

1. yes you can back everything up to a USB drive Hard Disk Back UP:-
XXCopy click here

Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

2. Too see if your machine will boot from a USB device you will need to check in the BIOS. Look for the Boot from devices and the menu to check the different options.

  okcoky 19:44 19 Apr 2005

thanx for the help so far,if my pc can boot off usb device would it need a new operating system or use the copied one?

  pk470 19:49 19 Apr 2005

I don't think you can load a OS onto a USB HD and boot from it,if i am wrong then someone will correct me.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:04 19 Apr 2005

You can boot from a USB floppy therefore you should be able to boot from a USB hard drive with an op system on.

  okcoky 20:43 19 Apr 2005

thanks for the help guys

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