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Member Since: Mar 14, 2009
Location: Duncanville TX
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When I have the drive connected via firewire during normal boot, the drive is mounted and operates properly (icon appears on desktop, etc...). It also listed System Preferences > Startup Disk as a drive to start my computer (along with the MBP's internal drive). If I leave the drive connected, and restart the computer, press and hold the Option Key after the Mac tone, the internal drive is the only choice that is given to start the computer. If I disconnect the WD and reconnect it, then it appears as a option to start the computer.

I went to the Western Digital site and found a FAQ on making the Passport Studio bootable on Mac's. It says, "The external hard drive must contain a HFS+ GUID or APM (Apple Partition Map) partition in order to boot." It then gives instructions on how to make that partition. I'll try it later tonight and post results...

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