View Full Version : Booting from external SATA Drive?

07-06-2007, 06:57 AM
Does anyone know if you can boot from an external SATA drive attached to a Macbook Pro laptop connected via an express PCI card? Sounds like it should work and could be a way to get a much needed larger drive to function with the laptop.

07-06-2007, 07:55 AM
It would be FirmTek Express34 card if booting is needed.
Not sure, but SeriTek controllers generally do.

07-06-2007, 01:34 PM
I don't think any of the card manufacturers have released boot code for the EFI equipped Intel Macs. The only way you get bootability is with a Firewire SATA drive right now.


07-06-2007, 01:53 PM
Ouch! I thought once FirmTek got boot capability for the Mac Pro, that there would be an opportunity to add the capability to other products on MacIntel. guess not.