HELP WITH Dell HDD TO IMAC!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maadaa, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. maadaa macrumors newbie

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    Hey I am kind of a noob when it comes to computer, but i've found my old Dell

    Hard drive recently, and i was wondering if it was possible to transfer all my

    old pictures and files etc. to my alu imac? The HDD is from Dell 8400, could

    a SATA to USB cable be the solution?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    You'll need to put it in some sort of hard drive enclosure and then connect it to your Mac. Look for a 3.5" external enclosure (or whatever size your drive is) or something on Newegg or Amazon.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    If the HDD has an S-ATA interface, you need such cable plus power, as that HDD is probably 3.5".

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  4. maadaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. biggd macrumors 6502

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    The cable you need is an IDE/Sata to USB. I have 4 of them at work, life savers!
     

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