Why won't my macbook pro accept an external hard drive sled?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingshrubb, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. kingshrubb macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    I took the hard drive out of my old macbook pro, bought a 3.5" SATA enclosure, and hooked my new macbook pro up to it w/ a usb cable. Whenever I turn the enclosure "on" I get this error message:
    "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging it or turning it off."
    All I can hit is the "okay button". :/

    What can I do to get all my old important files off?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Maybe the enclosure does not accept the 2.5" HDD, since it was made for 3.5" HDD.

    3.5" S-ATA HDDs get their power with an extra cable, 2.5" S-ATA HDDs have power included in the small S-ATA connector. Maybe that is the reason?
     

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