Help! What interface required to get info off macbook air hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by snoochieboochie, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Please excuse my lack of tech savy. My mac has died and all my notes from well pretty much all year are on there. I have taken the harddrive out but I need to know what interface (?) to buy to hook it up to my new laptop.

    Obviously I can see what is written on the hard drive, but it's all just random numbers to me, can I find out what interface I will need from the serial number?

    Help would be much appreciated, the last year of my life is on that computer.

    On a side note, the little wire that runs the length of the computer and attaches to the hinge area is broken, could that be why my it died?

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What MacBook Air do you have then? Have you looked at OWC/MacSales, they offer an adapter for 2010/2011/2012 MacBook Air SSDs?
     
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    justperry

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    A SATA to USB converter is by far the cheapest option, Ebay has plant, I will add a link shortly.


    SATA to USB converter
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea see I thought it would be a SATA to USB I need but there is no SATA interface, after some further inspection and research I have figured it to be a PATA drive. Apparently ' Instead of a standard PATA connector Apple uses a 40-pin ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connector, which Samsung offers as an option on its drives' which means nothing to me?

    It's quite an old one macbook, 2008 I think, the drive has 2007 written on it.
     
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    justperry

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    What about this one?

    http://www.cubeternet.com/servlet/Detail?no=25
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    tdhurst

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    Uh...

    Every Macbook, starting with its intro in 2006, has come with a Serial-ATA HD.
     
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    justperry

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  9. macrumors 6502a

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    first gen airs had the same hdd as the ipod classics
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I may be a novice but I'm not blind haha, I am holding the thing, I can tell it's not a SATA drive haha

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    Thanks very much for your help guys :D
     
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    tdhurst

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    Macbook

    To the two people pointing about MacBook Airs...

    I said MacBook. MACBOOK. Not MBP or MBA.

    M A C B O O K.

    While I obviously read the headline wrong, most of you were wrong in correcting me.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    in the macbook air subsection, in a thread discussing macbook airs, its safe to assume you were referring to that version of macbook.
     
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    justperry

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    A Macbook Air is a Macbook, it's about a Macbook Air so you were wrong.
     
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    tdhurst

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    No

    I already said I was wrong.

    And a MacBook is not the same as a MacBook Air.

    I've already said I read the title incorrectly.

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    Yeah, ***** you guys. I was trying to help, made a mistake, admitted to my mistake, and asked that people correct me based on what I said, not what you inferred.

    THANKS FOR REPEATEDLY POINTING OUT A MISTAKE I'VE ALREADY ADMITTED TO MAKING.

    Mods: I'll log out now. One week ban? Okay!
     
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    justperry

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    Banned for what, you didn't swear did you, nothing wrong here.

    Nothing wrong with pointing out the Air had a different HD than you said.

    Don't be offended.
     
  16. macrumors 601

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    Kinda nostalgic to find the first Airs had real hard drive in them. At the time, solid state drives were like expensive novelty, now we just expect it.
     
  17. macrumors 68000

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    Watched the intro of the Air in 2008 (?) and Steve Jobs said, "It will come with an 80 GB hard drive (!), configurable with a 64 GB SSD. Expensive, but really fast." If he said it was expensive, you know they were expensive.
     

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