broken iMac harddrive, make external harddrive?

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  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    hey guys i have a lot of files on my older iMac which all of a sudden went dead. i was thinking about making an external HD by buying a firewire case and an aftermarket HD. i was wondering, if i get my old 6gb harddrive out and set it up in the external case can i recover my info? this is from a old slot loading G3 imac and i currently have a iBook G4 with osx.3
     
  2. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    pardon my dumbness.. the topic is kinda wrong. it should read 'broken imac, make external harddrive?'
     
  3. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, you can get external firewire cases and put your iMac's HDD in there. Usually less than $100. If at some point you wanted to put in a bigger drive, you certainly could.
     
  4. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    cool, i was planning on also getting a 120mb HD but the thought came to my mind. would it be as simple as accessing a folder on my desktop?
     
  5. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    yeah, it's just like putting a CD in - you access it in the finder. True plug and play.

    Try newegg.com and search for 'firewire enclosure' or try the good people at www.macsales.com

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