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Getting data off old OSX 10.3 drive


Wonder if anyone can help. I've got an Apple PowerBook G4 that has a new drive in it - laptop running OSX 10.4.
I've got an old hard drive from the laptop that was formatted using OSX 10.3.

Question is: how can I access that old hard drive? Effectively I guess I want some kind of cable that I attach to the old hard drive, that somehow I plugin into the laptop (USB perhaps?) that then allows me to access the old drive. Anything like that around? Any kind of caddy, cable, kit? Anyone know of?

This is a UK based query.

Many thanks,

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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
There are several kits and options .. in effect you need a HDD enclosure so you can plug it in via USB.

There are loads of option for the 3.5" drives that you get in standard PCs .. external enclosures for 2.5" laptop drives are a little rarer and not all are Mac Compatible.

Here are a few options USB2 only or USB2 and Firewire
Cancom do a couple of ones - Macally -  http://www.cancomuk.com/products/search.htm?category=
MacWarehouse - http://macwarehouse.co.uk/catalogue/item/PRIBOX02
Megadata - http://www.megadatashop.com/ ... Go to their shop and enter the words "2.5 enclosure" in the search criteria ... they have the cheapest 2.5 enclosures I can find in the UK £9.99 for USB and £23.49 for Firewire/USB

There may be others such as PCWorld and Maplin ... just do some searching.

Good luck
bcopsAuthor Commented:
Great, thanks.
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