I'm currently only able to see my internal HDs for my MacBook Pro 13 c. 2009 by attaching them to a USB adapter cable external to my laptop. Drives are great - but either logic board or something else is causing internal failure problem. I don't want to spend any more money in repairs or replace just yet. So my question:
Can I just use a 320-500 GB USB memory stick to replace my internal drives? Are there any downsides like speed, reliability, etc. I know it's a pain to walk around with a stick poking out of my USB port but I am seeing 500 GB sticks for under $50 as opposed to shelling out the big bucks to repair the logic board or buy a new Macbook or Air. Any thoughts?