using only USB harddisks ?

Peter L. Peres plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at
Thu Jul 22 03:02:55 UTC 2004

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, William Park wrote:

> Anyone using USB harddisk?  I'm interested whether one could skip IDE
> and go USB for all harddisks.  I don't see any way to boot from USB on
> my BIOS... perhaps, newer motherboard has that option.

Look for 'boot from removable drive'. If your BIOS is from 2001 or later 
it should be able to. In theory it should work but it would be slow even 
with USB 2.0 imho. Most current boards can boot and run with just ram and 
a usb disk-on-key formatted with something bootable.

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