Macbook Pro External Enclosure

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingshrubb, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. kingshrubb macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    I need to get files off my dead macbook pro. its a 2007 and i want to buy a hard drive enclosure (sled) to do this. Any recommendations as to where I can get a good one or one that is compatible? Thanks! :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Any USB or Firewire enclosure for 2.5" or 3.5" HDDs is compatible, if the internal HDD is formatted to Mac OS Extended (HFS+) - the formatting can be done with another Mac, the HDD does not need to be bought with HFS+ pre-formatted.

    Have you tried Target Disk Mode with another Mac?



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  3. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    If all you need it for is to transfer the files across once only (and if spinnerlys suggestion of Target Disk mode doesn't work), it could be cheaper/easier to get a hard disk dock - looks like a giant iPod dock, basically you put the bare HDD in and in connects via (usually) USB to your new machine.
     

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