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Old 12-28-2015, 01:03 AM
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Default External Startup disk work with differnt machines?

If I make a clean install of Mac OSX and protools, will it startup on different machines?
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:07 AM
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Yes. I've used the same boot drive to startup Mac Pros, iMacs, and MacBook Pros. No problem. Haven't done so with El Capita. But I highly doubt that it has changed.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:45 AM
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If I make a clean install of Mac OSX and protools, will it startup on different machines?
Not necessarily. It depends on the OS X levels supported on each of the Macs.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:39 AM
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That's true, very good point. So if you have a new machine that doesn't support any OS before 10.10 then when you try to boot Mavericks on that machine it won't work.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:48 AM
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That's true, very good point. So if you have a new machine that doesn't support any OS before 10.10 then when you try to boot Mavericks on that machine it won't work.
Issues also go the other way with old systems/EFI that will not boot newer versions of OS X even on Intel Macs. And then what disk is it on? FireWire 400? 800? USB 2? 3? 3.1? Thunderbolt? Chances I would want to boot off a USB 2 or FW 400 drive for maximum compatibility across systems is uh zero. So like always questions like this are really only useful in their details, and online resources already explain what OS X versions different Macs can run.

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Old 12-28-2015, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for all this info. The machines are of the same age, but different processor cores and speeds, so I'm optimistic that there wont be any trouble.
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