WTB External Hard Drive


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So, My moms laptop HDD is so full that the computer won't even boot anymore. All I really need is another 50gb of space. I'm looking for old crappy cheap external harddrives that are OSX compatible!
"So full it won't boot"


There is some other problem. I am no expert but I am pretty sure it doesn't need to write anything when booting.

Just plug the drive into your computer and delete some stuff.
It's the internal drive that's full. I've deleted everything that isn't essential already. Basically, the hard drive is no longer useful, and I want to boot off of an external so I can back up the stuff on it before it gets worse.
No, no. That is a horrible idea!

What you could do it get a external hard drive! YEAH THAT SHOULD WORK! :dah:
I'm pretty sure I heard that OSX couldn't be booted from a external drive... Maybe that was just USB or something. I don't know, but I would check first if I was you.
ITT: Everyone assumes the OP doesn't know what he's doing.

I've done it off if FireWire before. Doing it off of USB is easy. You could have Googled it you know.