How can I access my old PC hard drive (SATA) with my MBP?

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  1. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

    BaronvdB

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    Hey guys, i'm hoping this is an easy question.

    When I sold my old desktop PC i took out the SATA hard drive (WD1600JS). My question is how can I access that drive without buying a external drive enclosure?

    What cables will I need? I just want to hook it up and see what's on it and completely erase the drive so I can give it away. I don't even have to see what's on it, i'm more concerned with erase the info.

    I have access to a PC at work if this has to be done with a PC and not my MBP

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Your best bet is to get an external drive enclosure.
     
  3. localoid macrumors 68020

    localoid

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