Macbook Pro External Enclosure

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

  1. kingshrubb macrumors regular


    Mar 3, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
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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?

  3. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    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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