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Boot up from External HDD

By youngwonee ·
Let say there is an external hard disk drive which you can access through your pc.
That drive can be used just like any other drives from your pc.
In addition, that disk communicates with the computer through the network.

Is there a way boot up can be done from the external HDD?

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by wcp In reply to Boot up from External HDD

It depends on your Motherboard (MB).

First of all, your external HD must have a bootable OS.

I am assuming the external hard drive (HD) is connected to your computer thru USB.
If the BIOS allows booting from USB-HD, then replace HD-0 (your primary HD) with USB-HD in boot sequence. Then the computer will boot from the external HD. Choosing ?Boot from other device? will not work.
Refer to your manual. Otherwise, check your MB manufacturer?s website whether the latest BIOS flash takes care of your concern.

If it boots, it will be REALLY slow.
The primary purpose of an external HD is to back up or for extra storage.

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by wlbowers In reply to Boot up from External HDD

If you can select it in the boot section of the bios. Then Yes

If it is Not an option. Then No!


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