using only USB harddisks ?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Wed Jul 21 20:25:11 UTC 2004

On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 03:44:39PM -0400, 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.

Many newer boards do have that feature, although many OSs would be upset
if you were to unplug their main filesystem, making USB a bit more
"hazardous" to the system.  I guess with the number of USB ports around
on modern machines, it's no big deal, and you would of course want a
USB2 sustem for it, since 1.x is just way too slow.

Lennart Sorensen
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