Help! Mac Pro doesn't recognise drives

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LiamHD, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. LiamHD macrumors member

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    I have two 2.5 inch laptop SATA drives that I needed data off of, so I pulled out bays 2 and 3 and plugged in my two drives. My Mac Pro doesn't show up the two extra drives only my offical Apple 340GB and my Supedrive. What is the problem as I really need the drive data?

    EDIT:- both drives have copies of windows on them.
     
  2. MacProCard macrumors 6502

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    You might have to attach them first to a windows box. Windows will ask you if you want to make the information accessible.
     
  3. LiamHD thread starter macrumors member

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    The reason I am using my MP to get the data off the drives is because they don't boot, one was from a past laptop and the other was new but got screwed over by a Windows 8.1 install going wrong. So they both don't boot on my windows laptop.
     
  4. MacProCard macrumors 6502

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    Unless they're encrypted, you should be able to connect them via usb to a working box with windows. Follow the prompts and you have your data.

    Your files are protected by the Windows OS so you'll need a working Window OS to get them back for you.
     
  5. LiamHD thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay thanks. :)
     

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