Hard Drive Enclosure NOT Working..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingshrubb, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. kingshrubb macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    I went to the applestore and, after purchasing one to one, was turned down for a data transfer from my old macbook pro to my new macbook pro. The "genius" recommended that I buy an external hard drive from newegg and get some screwdrivers and do it myself. So I did, except (I think) he told me to get the wrong kind of external hard drive enclosure and now I'm just really upset because I went through the process and got the hard drive out of the old macbook pro perfectly. What do I need to (re)buy to make this data transfer work?


    Here is a picture of the external hard drive enclosure adapter:

    http://yfrog.com/n2webhdj


    Here is a picture of the hard drive (taken from old, non-unibody macbook pro purchased ~2007) I need to put in it (or another one that works):

    http://yfrog.com/neweb1gj
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    You got an IDE/PATA adapter for a SATA drive.


    you need to get a SATA enclosure.
     
  3. kingshrubb thread starter macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    So I can go into a Staples / Radioshack or whatever has it and I ask for a 2.5" SATA enclosure?
     
  4. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe not staples, but BestBuy or any local computer store should have them.
     
  5. kingshrubb thread starter macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    Thanks so much =)
     
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I recommend Tiger Direct if you have one near you.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    radiyoshack would have them. I believe I've seen them there before. Price wise its a rip-off, but in a pinch, they work.
     

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