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


    Mar 3, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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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