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How to get files off a hard drive that isnt in a computer

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Last response: in Storage
March 1, 2013 9:58:43 PM

So I have an internal hard drive, but no computer with a tower to hook it up to to move the files onto an external hard drive. Is there something I can do to move these files onto my laptop, which is a MacBook Pro.

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March 1, 2013 10:19:28 PM

get a sata to usb adapter from newegg. this solves the issue quick and you will always have it if you need it again.
March 1, 2013 11:39:29 PM

You literally turn the internal HD into an external that you can use on any PC/MAC by getting the above mentioned sata to USB or a complete 'HD enclosure' which consists of the adapter plus a friendly HD casing.

Ebay or Newegg would be the place to go. I guess you need to make sure your USB adapter is recognized by MacOSX as such. Not sure if all are.