I am finding space constraints these days and thinking to buy external HDD on USB interface , i wanted to know is it possible to use external HDD as normal drive , can i boot through it normally , i would be removing my present drive from computer , the reason for buying external drive is portability
I have read its possible to boot from it , but would it be fine for HDD and life of drive?
The question then is why do you need to have a portable boot drive? I never put important data on the boot drive/partition. Put the OS and Programs in their own partition and then put the data in another. You can always reinstall those. The data is what is important.