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Recommendations for a hard drive adapter
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allnatural
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Jun 26, 2010, 01:41 PM
 
I've been reading product descriptions and it doesn't mentioned that it would be mac compatible. I need to backup my failed laptop's hard drive onto my desktop.
     
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Jun 26, 2010, 01:43 PM
 
You're fine just as long as it fits the drive size and type (e.g., 2.5" SATA), plus has the port your Mac supports (USB being the best example).

But post some you're thinking about and we can double-check.
     
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Jun 26, 2010, 05:59 PM
 
     
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Jun 26, 2010, 06:08 PM
 
Grasroots computer is having a nice deal on a 320HDD + USB-SATA adapter.
External Hard Drives :: WD 320GB MyPassport Essential USB External Hard Drive Red - Welcome to GrassrootsComputers.com - your source for quality new, used and refurbished computer and server hardware
Insert the bad hard drive in the USB enclosure and try mounting it in the desktop.
If that fails, use photorec/testdisk in a Ubuntu PC.
     
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Jun 26, 2010, 06:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by allnatural View Post
I have a similar looking cable to that, it's awful. Sometimes it doesn't work, if it does it's SLOW.

I'd suggest looking into a 3.5"/2.5" USB SATA dock � SATA Dock Station Turns Bare HHD Into USB Drive
     
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Jun 26, 2010, 06:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by seanc View Post
I have a similar looking cable to that, it's awful. Sometimes it doesn't work, if it does it's SLOW.
Agreed. I gave up on using the cable solution.

I use one of these: Voyager by NewerTech- Hard Drive Dock for 3.5" and 2.5" SATA Devices provides high-performance and flexibility
     
   
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