How to boot on Firewire external HDD

Hello to all

having a laptop with an old UDMA 33 ide interface i'd like to increase my storage and speed capacity with an external Firewire HDD...and it would be nice to b able to boot on this one...but is it possible under windows ?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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  1. What do you mean by 'under windows'? When you boot your system, the OS isn't loaded yet. Or do you mean something else than what is normally understood by booting?

    Anyway I dont think it's possible with firewire. You should get a drive for USB2.0 since it is possible with USB. Further, make sure your bios supports it.

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  2. yeah sorry for "under windows" it has nothing to do with my question you're right...

    Well i got a mitac 6120 and since its not even mentioned in the bios...i mean the usb boot feature i guess its not possible right ?
  3. In the bios where you normally select the boot device (floppy, cdrom, ide etc.) there should also be listed USB if it is supported. If not, I don't think there is any way to do it.
    Check for a bios update.


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