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    Ok so my friend has a Mac and i dont know much about mac's but when he tries to start the mac it cant load the HDD. So basically he needs to recover the information on the HDD. What i am asking is:

    Is it possible to take the HDD out of the mac, put it in an external HDD, hook it up to my PC and retrieve the data like I would normally on a regular PC.

    How would i retrieve the data on the Macs HDD?


    My friend also has another mac, would i be able to take the defective hdd out of the 1st mac install it as a slave in the 2nd mac and retrieve the data?

    Whats the best possible solution?
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  • #2
    ide to usb on another mac.

    it will work on a PC but things other than jpgs and mp3s will be unuseable. It will still copy it over correctly, but no way to verify the contents.
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    • #3
      What if i do ide to usb on a PC? I am just copying it to the pc to an external HDD and then I am going to transfer the files back onto a new Mac HDD
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      • #4
        yup. that was part 2. on my phone now so being brief, but I can be more specific later when i get back to my laptop.
        Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
        1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
        30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
        15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
        Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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        • #5
          oh, and you can use any hd in a mac just so you know. saves you from buying a mac official drive.
          Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
          1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
          30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
          15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
          Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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          • #6
            Thanks!
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            60GB HDD
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            • #7
              no problem
              Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
              1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
              30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
              15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
              Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

              Comment


              • #8
                Ok so I was able to take the HDD out of the iMac and I put it in my external HDD enclousure (ide-usb) I plug the drive in to my PC and the drive spins and windows pops up saying the drive was installed so i go to my comp to see if the drive was there but its not! In device manager under disk drives it says its there but its not list in the admin toold under disk managemet. I DL MacDrive, and TransMac and i cant access the drive...Any1 know what i can do?

                Monday when i get back to school we have macs on campus, i will bring the drive in the enclosure there and see if i can read it there. But anything else i can do to try and read the drive?

                What if i connect it inside my pc via IDE??
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                • #9
                  well the formatting may be incompatable. Your best bet would be get a program that just copies whatever is there to an image file and then blindly copy it all back when you get the new drive. No reading and trying to make sense. Just write data bit for bit. And write it back bit for bit on the new drive.

                  Linux is good for this. Actually you may be able to see the file contents under linux. Try a knoppix live CD or something and see if the data shows up. Also norton make a goot "backup" program. I think it is ghost, but I don't recall too well.
                  Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                  1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                  30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                  15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                  Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                    well the formatting may be incompatable. Your best bet would be get a program that just copies whatever is there to an image file and then blindly copy it all back when you get the new drive. No reading and trying to make sense. Just write data bit for bit. And write it back bit for bit on the new drive.

                    Linux is good for this. Actually you may be able to see the file contents under linux. Try a knoppix live CD or something and see if the data shows up. Also norton make a goot "backup" program. I think it is ghost, but I don't recall too well.
                    i got a couple programs to try and read the drive...ITs made for that and it says that it basically fails to read the drive
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                    • #11
                      have you tried in another OS? Windows may fail because of the weird drive formatting. I would burn a free knoppix disc and see if the drive registers. If it doesn't then try another mac. If that doesn't work, it is unreadable!!!
                      Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                      1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                      30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                      15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                      Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                      • #12
                        Where can i get knoppix
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cheekz185 View Post
                          Where can i get knoppix
                          http://www.knoppix.org/

                          or just google for "knoppix live"
                          Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                          1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                          30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                          15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                          Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                          • #14
                            thanks!
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                            Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

                            Carputer Specs:
                            Via M10K
                            512mb Ram
                            60GB HDD
                            Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
                            OPUS ITX PC Case

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                            • #15
                              no problem. Just burn the ISO file, stick it in, and it boots up to linux. No installation required. Stores everything on a RAMdrive too so it is like it was never even there.

                              Every hac-.... err, I mean computer tech needs a copy!
                              Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                              1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                              30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                              15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                              Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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