I need some help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 335d, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. 335d macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook pro was water damaged. The most important stuff is obviously on the HDD. I need to remove it and extract the data (mostly documents and pictures) onto either my iMac or PC.
    What cables/adapters would I need to connect the HHD to my iMac or PC once I have extracted it?

    FYI - The Pro is a 2011 i7 / 500gb HDD.

    I thank you in advance for any help!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Any USB enclosure for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs will do fine, they cost as low as 10 €.
    You could also get any S-ATA Dock like these.


    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Don't use case-sensitive)
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need a SATA to USB adapter with power. If you buy an external enclosure that should work pretty well.
     
  4. 335d thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. Heading to a local Maplin store to get a USB enclosure this afternoon!
     
  5. user418 macrumors 6502a

    user418

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    USB is good. An enclosure with FireWire 400/800 connections would allow for faster data transfer.
     

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