Taking the SATA drive from my DVR & putting it in my G5?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JesterJJZ, May 22, 2006.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    Yeah, so I want to take some stuff off of my DVR and get it in my computer. I wonder what would happen if I took the drive out and put it on my G5. Anyone know? It a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD. There's no firewire broard on it. It was either removed or never installed. I believe the external SATA port it disabled as well. Damn these cable companies. :mad:

    Any thoughts?

    - Jarek
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Almost certainly the Mac won't be able to read either the formatting or the file format.

    However, I am open to being proven wrong. Who has been brave enough to try this?
  3. h0e0h macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    my SE 8300HD has SATA and 2 firewire ports on it... unfortunately, Finder isn't rececognizing it. Later this evening i may try to dual boot in XP and see if it recognizes it then, save it to my FAT partition, then pull it off in OSX and put it on a DVD. Wish me luck.

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