Turning Hard drive into external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by goosecoupe, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. goosecoupe macrumors member

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    I heard that you can take the old hard drive out of a mac and turn it into an external hard drive, where can I buy a case for the drive once its out?

    Thanks
     
  2. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    You can get an enclosure at your local consumer electronics store or on the interwebs at sites like newegg.com or tigerdirect.com etc. Just make sure the enclosure is for the type of hard disk you have and has the connections you need.
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Be careful & forwarned!

    This job is sooo excruciatingly difficult & painful, and will take an irreplaceably large chunk of time out of your hopelessly miserable life!!!!!!!!!






    approximately 5 minutes, or 10, if you include taking the HD out of the machine! :eek:
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    You could also get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119152

    if you want to be able to use other drives with your mac. I have been using one because I have several older drives. It's nice because it will do SATA and IDE, and will handle laptop and desktop sized drives.
     
  5. aross99 macrumors 68000

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