HDD enclosure for my existing Macbook Pro HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dev1, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. dev1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I just replaced my MacBook Pro's hdd with a beefy 320gb drive (from 120gig) and I wanted to know if there is a particular hdd enclosure I need to buy for my existing MacBook Pro hdd, as I want to use it as a backup drive.. but, the HDD SATA 2.5 inch docking station I purchased doesn't work with my MacBook Pro HDD, it actually doesn't detect it as a HDD and basically nothing happens?

    Any suggestions?

  2. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    it shouldnt really matter, but a few things to look for if your going to be using it with your macbookpro, i assume its the 2007 model or the non-unibody 15"?

    some external enclosures are powered by usb and have a Y usbe cable that plugs into two usb ports, and isnce the two ports are not next to each other it can be rather inconvenient to say the least.

    this one has a power adapter:

    otherwise here are some powered by USB:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...92 1053807124 1053907127&bop=And&Order=RATING

    (sorted by rating...)

    im in the market for one myself
  3. dev1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    Thanks for that.

    It's strange because it's not detecting the HDD.. I've tried plugging it into 2 different MACs and a Vista machine.. but it's not working...

    I got this (Powered with an adapter) > http://ritmotech.com.au/onlineshop/product_info.php?cPath=21_41&products_id=390

    I don't really know if it's the HDD or the Docking Station and I don't have a spare SATA drive to test it out.

    I thought I could just plug my old MacBook Pro hdd and it would just work, see all the files and maybe even boot on to it.
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Looks like that device would need drivers to work, especially with a one touch back up function. Any cheap 2.5" sata hard drive enclosure will do you just fine, infact the cheaper the better because its more likely to work and have less proliferation that requires drivers and software to be installed etc.
  5. dev1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    The One Touch backup is for Windows and not functional on MacOSes.

    I'm hoping it's not my HDD. I'm going to try another HDD enclosure to see if that works.

    Fingers crossed.

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