Recovering Files from Old Mac Harddrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLukeisamazing, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. iLukeisamazing macrumors newbie

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    Hi. My issue is that I ruined my old Macbook by spilling water on it, but was able to salvage the physical harddrive from the machine, but now I want to get my information from that harddrive and onto my new Macbook Pro.

    How should I go about doing this? What is the cheapest/easiest way? I have the physical harddrive, my new laptop, and a Time Machine, do I need to purchase another external?

    Thanks so much for any help.
     
  2. lfshammu macrumors member

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    Buy an external Hard drive case, much cheaper and it makes your old hard drive act as if its an external.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "How should I go about doing this? What is the cheapest/easiest way? I have the physical harddrive, my new laptop, and a Time Machine, do I need to purchase another external?"

    This will do exactly what you need:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=usb+sata+dock&x=0&y=0

    They all work about the same, just pick one you like that's cheap.

    These also are handy for backing up and booting in emergencies. They are indeed "bootable". A great item to have around.

    SUGGESTION:
    In the future, I suggest you give up Time Machine and instead try CarbonCopyCloner. Use CCC (along with a drive in the dock) to "clone" your internal drive to the docked drive. You will then have a BOOTABLE exact copy of your internal close-at-hand.
     

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