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OS on Second Hard Drive

By ciaraiam ·
I recently hooked up an external firewire hard drive and would like to install windows on this larger drive. I would like to keep windows on the internal hard drive as well. How do I go about this and would it work?

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by TheChas In reply to OS on Second Hard Drive

The main problem will be getting the driver installed for the fire-wire port.

If your BIOS cannot see the drive, you cannot boot from it.

It may still be possible to setup a dual boot configuration.
Check out the dual boot articles at;

I would be concerned about performance using the fire-wire for the OS. Remeber the IDE port is a parellel data bus, fire-wire is serial. The fire-wire would need to be at least 16 or 32 times faster than the IDE buss tohave the same data transfer rate.

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