Can I turn my now PC harddrive into a Enclosed USB hardrive for a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by erkanasu, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    Finally my MPB has shipped, and now i am ready to prepare for its arrival. I would like to get a external harddrive for it (only has 80 gig hd). Is there a way to convert my now ATA133 IDE harddrive in my PC into a enclosed case with USB that is compatible with my MBP? trying to save a few bucks after this huge purchase.
    -paul
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it's extremely easy. Just use Disk Utility to format it to OSX Journaled and away you go... have just done the same thing this week with an Icy Box enclosure.

    But get a firewire enclosure, it's faster and will let you boot from the external if necessary.
     
  3. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    as said above, this is way easy.

    and definitely go with firewire [​IMG]
     
  4. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Yep - very easy.
    I have two in firewire enclosures, daisy chained - very handy (and portable if you are careful).
     
  5. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh this is good information! Do you guys have any recommendations for a reliable firewire enclosure? thanx
    -paul
     
  6. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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