Is it posible to convert a usb flash drive and make it a hard drive on mac? If it its possible, how do you do it?
I have a laptop that has no hard drive. One of why friends told me that it is possible to use a usb as a hard drive but he didn't know how.
- Boris 24Lv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Storing Files on a Flash Drive from Windows
Plug the flash drive into a USB port. If you have not plugged in this type of flash drive into your computer before, you may have to wait for its drivers to be installed. It may also need to be formatted. Windows will guide you through format process, but understand that formatting this flash drive delete any files that are already saved on the device.
Open the Start menu and click “Computer.” You will see the USB drive in the list of available drives as a “Portable Device.” Make note of the drive letter that it is assigned by Windows (it may say drive “E:” or drive “F:” and then double-click to open it.
Save files to the flash drive. As long as the flash drive is plugged into your computer, you can save files to it as you would your hard drive.
To move files from another folder, open another folder to click-and-drag files to the flash drive. This will create a copy of the file on the flash drive.
You can save new files to the flash drive using the “Save” dialog of most Windows programs. When saving files to the drive, select the drive letter you previously noted.
To organize files on your flash drive, use the Windows interface to create new folders and move files around just as you do with your hard drive.
Storing Files on a Flash Drive from Mac
Plug in your flash drive to a USB port. If you have not yet plugged in this type of flash drive, you may have to wait a few moments for its drivers to be installed. After it is finished, a USB icon will appear on your home screen.
You may also have to format the drive to work with your computer. If you see a message that says your USB flash drive needs to be formatted, understand that this will erase any files you’ve stored on the drive.
If you’re using a Mac desktop computer, it’s better to plug the flash drive into a USB port on the back of the computer rather than the keyboard.
Double-click the icon that appeared on your desktop. Click and drag files to the window that opens to copy them to the flash drive. You can also save new files from programs using their save dialog, by clicking the USB icon and then clicking “Save.”
Open or delete files from the flash drive. As long as the flash drive is plugged into your computer, you can open, save, delete, and organize files as you would your hard drive.
As long as the flash drive is plugged into your computer, you’ll be able to save files to it as you would your hard drive. When saving files within an application, select your flash drive from the left side of the screen.
Running Ubuntu from a Flash Drive on a PC
Boot into the BIOS. You’ll need to act quickly because you only have a few seconds to enter the BIOS once your computer boots. Turn on (or restart) your computer and watch for a message that says something like “Press F2 to enter setup” or “Setup=F1.” The exact message and key to press are different across different sorts of computers. Press the key as instructed to enter the BIOS.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Waste of time. Far too slow. Fit a new hard drive.