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What software to boot a hard drive inside an already-running OS?

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#1 DnDer


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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

I have an extra hard drive I need to troubleshoot and diagnose. However, I do not have a physical system for it - I had to place a good hard drive in the system and re-deploy the box. Now I'm stuck with a hard drive and an enclosure.

I was thinking some sort of virtualization, but I can't find it the ability in the big-name virtualizers that would give me the ability to boot an actual hard drive. Hard drive images, yes. But not a usb or firewire-connected drive.

Anyone know what sort of software could let me do this reasonably easy?

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