How to take files of old MAC (non USB)...?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jq74, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. jq74 macrumors newbie

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    can you help??

    I have an old Mac LC630 that I would like to take some old files off before I throw it away but because it is so old (10 years +) it does not have a USB to connect my portable hard drive to.

    How can I connect this USB HD to the comp to retrieve the file that I want before throwing away the computer?

    The only way I can think of would be to use floppy disck but this would be painful!

    thanks,
    James
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    does it have a network interface card? I've never heard of that model so I dunno... but I think networking would solve your problem if possible.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The hard disk in that one is IDE. Could you pop that into a newer Mac or USB/FireWire enclosure and take the data off that way?
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I agree with this idea. If the network card is not installed on your old Mac.
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    thats the easiest way to transfer info off an obsolete system :eek:
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, this is the quickest and easiest.

    Pretty cheap to. You don't even need a USB/FW enclosure. You can just get an adapter kit -- either USB or FW.

    I have a Sabrent USB 2.0 to IDE Cable for 2.5" / 3.5" / 5.25" Drive with Power Adapter.

    Works very well and is available at Tiger Direct.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1871517&CatId=470
     

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