|Jan 22, 2013, 11:30 PM||#1|
Can PowerBook hdd be put into a curent Macbook to wipe?
I have a friend who is selling their Powerbook for parts however they are unable to wipe the harddrive pior to it no longer working.
My idea was to just transfer the hdd into a working Macbook and then wipe it from there but I'm unsure if that'll actually work.
2013 13' Macbook Air, 1.3GHz, 4GBRAM, 256GBSSD
2012 15" rMBP, 2.7GHz, 16GBRAM, 768GBSSD
2006 13" Macbook (white), 2.16GHz, 3GBRAM, 120GBHD
Google Nexus 4 16GB
|Jan 23, 2013, 12:19 AM||#2|
Powerbooks have PATA drives while Macbooks have SATA drives. You can wipe the hdd if it's still working, using an external usb-pata adapter or a rack.
27" iMac i5 3.1 GHz; 20" iMac C2D 2.4 GHz; G4 dual 800MHz; iMac G3; G3 B&W; iBook G3 white; iBook clamshell; PowerBook 3400c; Quadra 610; Classic II; 2 x iPad 2 32GB; iPhone 3GS 16 GB.
|Jan 30, 2013, 12:10 AM||#4|
If the PowerBook can still turn on and enter target disk mode....
Connect your 13" MacBook to the PowerBook via FireWire 400. Put the PowerBook in FireWire Target Disk Mode. (hold Command-T at boot) It will show up as an external volume on the MacBook. Use Disk Utility on the MacBook to format the PowerBook without having to touch a screwdriver.
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