Help! Mac Pro doesn't recognise drives

LiamHD

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Jun 5, 2014
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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.
 

MacProCard

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Jun 3, 2014
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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.
You might have to attach them first to a windows box. Windows will ask you if you want to make the information accessible.
 

LiamHD

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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.
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.
 

MacProCard

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Jun 3, 2014
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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.
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.
 

LiamHD

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Jun 5, 2014
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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.
Okay thanks. :)
 
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