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I am looking to get an external usb or firewire hard drive for booting Mac OSX Panther on a Mac Mini (First generation) I am wondering if the hard drive has to be a special "Mac" Hard Drive, or if any external Hard Drive will work.

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Anything will do.
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Any drive, as long as it is formatted in a Apple-compatible format.
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Thanks for the help
Also, Does it matter whether the external drive is USB or Firewire? (It's a first-generation mac mini)
    
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I suggest FireWire because it's much faster, but either one will do. If this is just a backup drive then USB will be cheaper.
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