Will attaching an external drive to my Mac Mini improve booting time?
November 20, 2007 1:36 AM Subscribe
Will attaching an external Firewire drive to my G4 Mac Mini make a big difference to booting speeds and application loading times?
posted by salmacis to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
I'd like to use an external Firewire drive as the default boot device. I think the internal drive is a crappy 4200rpm 2.5" 60Gb drive. Booting is pretty slow. Loading applications is pretty slow. How much (if any) of a speed increase could I expect? The new drive will be faster, but will the Firewire 400 interface counteract this?