How to use an old internal hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sreedy, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like my old g3 iMac has finally given up the ghost (iMac Power issues thread)

    The hard-drive still works and had some data on it..... how can I use it as an external drive to go with my iBook ?

    I've found a IDE to USB cable but how do I power it? Or is there a case it can go in that will do all this?
     
  2. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    You can buy external FireWire/USB 2.0 Enclosures to turn the drive into an external. Here's one: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=987137&Sku=V13-1005&SRCCODE=GOOPROD&CMP=OTC-FROOGLE
     

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