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May 3, 2011 11:38 PM Subscribe
Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive?
posted by hal_c_on to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a chance to get a REALLY REALLY REALLY cheap macbook air. Its hard drive is failing, the owner does not want to put up with it. He formatted it and wants to sell it for REALLY cheap.
So the hard drive will fail...its just a matter of time before it does.
It seems to be the typical hard drive failure that these first generation macbook airs are now experiencing.
Rather than replacing the hard drive, can I somehow use a usb thumbdrive as its ONLY hard drive? I'm open to OS options if ubuntu or something else is the only way to do this.
This is the older 13" macbook air...probably 2008 version.
Thanks in advance to all helpers!