Transfer data from Windows based HD to Mac

August 19, 2010 at 06:41:45
Specs: Macintosh
Trying to recover some data from my old hard drive (WD Caviar 2420) onto my Mac. Used a Bytecc 2.0 Drive Mate Adapter to try and transfer data. WD hard drive is spinning, but my Mac is not recognizing this drive when I connect by USB using this Bytecc adapter. Any thoughts? The WD 2420 hard drive was in a desktop PC. So how can I recover the data on this in the easiest cheapest way to transfer to my Mac? Can I find a PC to connect to then transfer data I want to save (photos, documents) to CD-ROM or flashdrive and move it that way? I don't need a clone of the the whole hard drive, just select data. I read elsewhere that Mac OS can recognize/support a hard drive configured in FAT32 but not FAT16. I'm not sure how this old hard drive is set up. Any way around this?

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#1
August 19, 2010 at 09:10:46
So long as the drive is formatted in Fat 32 or Fat 16 you can read/write to it on almost any macintosh from system 7 up.

What interface is the drive?

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#2
August 19, 2010 at 10:58:21
Sorry but I don't know what you are asking? I used the Bytecc Drive Mate directly to the hard drive with a USB connection to my Mac.

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#3
August 19, 2010 at 11:05:58
HD's use either IDE, SCSI, or SATA these days. USB and Firewire are secondary interfaces that connect to the primary interfaces.

Which interface does the HD have?

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#4
August 20, 2010 at 14:04:39
The drive has an IDE/PATA interface.

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