Need Help With Getting Info Off HD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iGoogler, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. iGoogler macrumors member

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    I have my hard drive in my hands, it is a Fujitsu MHW2120BH (google it) I need to know what HD dock I can use to get access to the files on it as it holds my life. Can I use bootcamp and run it via a HD dock? What do I do to get the info off of it, what dock should I buy? Please help.
     
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    The HDD is a 2.5" S-ATA HDD which you can access by S-ATA docks that hold such HDDs and are connected to your computer via USB or you get a USB HDD enclosure for 2.5" HDDs, as they are much cheaper to get, around 10-20€.

    When do you say Boot Camp, does that mean, your Mac OS X system is no longer available? If the Fujitsu HDD is using the Mac OS Extended (HFS+) file system, you need third party software like MacDrive (49USD), which has a trial working fully for seven days, to access your data on that drive via Windows.
     
  3. iGoogler thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have my iMac, I was just seeing if I can boot my mac from that drive rather then my iMacs.

    Edit: Which enclosure would you recommend that WILL work with that HD?
     
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    If the Mac is an Intel Mac (from 2006 onward), you can boot from any HDD that is connected via USB. I don't know if you can boot into Boot Camp though, when the Boot Camp partition is on the Fujitsu, but you can definitely boot into Mac OS X on the Fujitsu.
     
  5. iGoogler thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect, can you answer the other question then I can go onto buying =D your amazing
     
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    I linked to Newegg's product list of different HDD enclosures, just pick one. They all work, maybe they will not give you the maximum transfer rate o 35MB/s over USB, but they should give 25MB/s.
    I don't have a definite enclosure to recommend, as where I currently reside (Germany) there are other offers than where you live.
     

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