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Recovering data from hard drive

I have an iMac G5 and a Powerbook G4, both of which died last month. The Powerbook's hard drive failed and the G5 has a bad logic board. My question is: Is it possible to temporarily connect the hard drive from the G5 to the Powerbook to get it to boot up so that I can recover the data from the G5. I know that the connectors are different, but if it is possible, what would I need to do this?

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Hi, The problem as I see it is you want to boot the powerbook from the drive from the iMac. As you know the G5 drive is a 3.5 SATA drive and the G4 a 2.5 IDE drive making a direct connection impossible. I would recommend buying a firewire external case to hook the drive from the iMac to the Powerbook's firewire port. You could then boot from the external drive and transfer your data to a new PB hard drive. You would then be left with a good external drive that you could keep an up to date backup in case of future problems. I will provide a link to one such case. Good luck. Ralph

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++ excellent - the extra + for remembering firewire for booting!


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Try MacKeeper.

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