Performa Hard drive in OS X?

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  1. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    A friend of mine has on old Performa that does not turn on. I'm not sure which model. He gave me the old 350 MB hard drive from it, hoping I can pull off some old files for him. I put it in my hard drive enclosure and hooked to my PB via firewire. The drives shows in Disk Utility, but it does not mount. I figured it would be formatted in HFS. If not what file system does it use? It there a program that will allow me to read it? The hard drive may be broken, but I'd like to try everything before I give up.
     
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    The hard drive is most likely formatted in Mac OS Extended..... does it make startup noises? Run Classic, and then try to mount it.... if that doesn't work, I know there is a program out there that can help you... But sorry, I can't remember the name of it :)

    good luck!
     
  3. grapes911 thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    That makes sense.

    It sounds like a normal hard drive, only louder. I can hear is spinning, but no clicks or anything.

    Can I run classic in OS X, or do I have to boot into classic? My machine doesn't boot into classic.

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    yes, you can run classic in OS X... go into system preferences, then click on "Classic" and press start. In a couple on minites classic will be started up.
     

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