Getting data off old MBA Hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by H1JJY, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. H1JJY macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Later on today I will be picking up my new MBA to replace the one that died a few years ago (been slumming it on a Sony Vaio).

    Now the problem is. When my old MBA died (the logic board went) I broke it up for parts and eBayed it to get some money back. But did keep hold of the hard drive. Now I want to get the data off that old hard drive. The MBA was one of the early ones and have no cables just the hard drive it's self.

    I am guessing there is something I can buy to help with this but any one have a idea of what and where I can get it from ( I am UK based)

    Also I had a few program's on there (IE mac office and photoshop) how easy it (if at all) to install them on my new machine from the old hard drive

    Thanks
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Was it a 2007 or late 2008/mid 2009 model?

    If 2007, you'll need to get one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/KingSpec-HITA...ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1409891825&sr=1-4

    If a 2008/2009 model, you'll need one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V4TVB6/?tag=ifixitam-20

    You install the hard drive in the enclosure, and then hook it up via USB to transfer your data, and even gain a nifty, though a bit small, external hard drive.
     
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