Mac IDE drives vs PC IDE drives
Do Mac IDE drives follow the same electrical standards as the PC IDE drives?
I want to transfer data from an old Performa 637CD to a slot loading iMac
running OS 9.1.
Since the Performa has no way to directly network to the iMac, I am thinking
of pulling the drive and putting it in my external USB drive case. Then I
just hook the drive to the iMac and transfer the data.
I have done this a lot when pulling drives from old PC's...I just drop the
drive in the case and hook it to another PC and I can get the data without
Any reason that it won't work on these Mac's?
&qu...Help needed:Turning internal IDE drive into external USB drive
I need a little advice please.
(Apologies in advance if I'm in the wrong place.)
I was shopping for an external storage device on Ebay,and I accidentally
bought an internal drive instead.(Dopey me realised my mistake 5 seconds
after I bid,& alas no one out bid me.As I don't want an unpaid strike,I had
to buy the damn thing.)
I was going to sell it back on Ebay after it arrives,but a little reading
revealed to me that you can turn an internal drive into a USB external drive
with a 3.5" hard drive case enclosure.
So I ask,can I convert the following:
S...iTunes 7: use of external firewire drive in conjunction with internal drive?
I'm somewhat late to the iPod/iTunes craze, but have had my G4 taking
care of the kids' music collections and iPods for a few years. The
release of the new 80G iPod has intrigued me. Before I dive in, I'd
like to have all of *my* music put onto a large external drive I use in
a firewire box with removable trays. The way I look at it, I could keep
all of my stuff there and even back it up on another tray drive. When I
want to update my own Pod, I would simply tell iTunes to use the other
drive instead of the internal, so I'd always be updating my own stuff.
I wouldn't have t...External drives as compared to Internal drives
I have recently bought a new Tiny Mediabook U64-3700+ of which I am
awaiting delivery. The one drawback on this system that may affect me
is the Fujitsu/Toshiba Hard Disk with minimum Ultra ATA/100 interface,
4200rpm speed, 12 ms Access time, 80GB capacity and 1MB Buffer. If I
bought an external drive with 7200rpm and connected it via a usb2
connection would this perform better?
"Paul" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have recently bought a new Tiny Mediabook U64-3700+ of which I am
> awaiting d...Duplicating internal hard drive to external drive
I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I want to purchase a higher
capacity hard drive and have it replace my existing one. I would like
to make a bootable copy of my existing one by using my external USB
drive enclosure. My plan is to place the new drive in this enclosure
and use Powerquest Drive Image 7 to copy my existing drive to the new
one, then removing the existing with the new one
Will this work? I know Drive Image will let me dup from internal to
internal (primary to slave),but it's not clear whether I can use its
copy disk option to go to an external drive...Internal Jaz drive to External Portable drive? Help!!
I have a 1 gig Jaz drive that I was hoping to turn into a external portable
drive. So I went and bought a Jaz traveler that does nothing for me since it
is designed for the external drive. Is there any way to make this drive
portable to connect to the parallel port or other wise?
...Startup from External Drive and Automatically Unmount Internal Drive
My SO has a PowerBook G4, a so-called TiBook. Because the internal drive is
insufficient to hold all of her applications and documents and such we
configured it with the intention that it would boot off of an external
Firewire drive that is much larger than the internal drive. The Startup Disk
is set to the external drive. All is working well with two exceptions....
a) Subsequent to a shut down a startup will occur on the internal drive and
not the designated startup drive.
b) An AppleScript initiated upon startup and which has a 60 second delay will
not eject the internal drive, but a...Using an internal hard drive as an external hard drive
I have 2 internal disks that I have taken out from a PC that has failed me
after 6 years of use. I now am using an HP notebook, and I need data from
these 2 disks that I wanted to copy to my laptop ... or possibly use these
2 disks as some sort of temporary storage.
In my previous work, we had some kind of caddy / container for hard disks,
you place the hard disk inside, and it has some minimal wirings to allow
you to plug-in power to the hard disk, and some cable to attach for the
data ( like the flat ribbon inside the PC ). However, I do not know what
this is called and therefore don't...How do I create a startup drive on an external firewire Hard drive?
I want to be able to start up from the external drive when there is
trouble. Thanks in advance.
Alby Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I want to be able to start up from the external drive when there is
Just install an OS on the drive. That's all there is to it.
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Does any vendor make a dual drive dock for Firewire 800? I'm looking for
the simple vertical mount enclosures that do not require any hotswap tray
for the SATA drive.
I currently have a Voyager Firewire 800 but it only supports one drive. I
have a number of dual drive bays that use eSATA for output, but
unfortunately that is not an option for my Mac Mini.
In article <s9udneWAtuoqYibNnZ2dnUVZ_sadnZ2d@giganews.com>,
"W" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Does any vendor make a dual drive dock for Firewire 800? I'm looking ...need help, my file folders from external drive and usb drive became exe fileneed help, my file folders from external drive and usb drive became exe file
need help, my file folders from external drive and usb drive became exe
file. my avg anti virus can detect it as trojan horse dropper agent.mqp.
i dont want to remove the exe file yet because im afraid my files will
be removed as well. can anyone give me another way to recover the files?
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...Turn an internal iMac G3 hard drive into an external drive?
I am hopelessly ignorant when it comes to hardware... I have a
perfectly good 40gig hard drive in my G3 iMac going to waste, while I'm
running out of room on my G5 iMac. Is there any way to turn my G3's
internal drive into an external drive for my G5? I've read about
enclosures that do this in general, but is there one that would work
for this specific purpose (i.e. Mac compatible, and for the G3's hard
disk, more specifically)? I'd appreciate any advice anyone might have!
Also, I have no idea what 'size' the G3's drive is (for example 3.5",
...Premade external hard drive or internal hard drive with enclosure?
My WD mybook external hardrive died, and now i need a new one for my
laptop (which has th elaptop firewire conneciton, which isn't the same
as the pc firewire connection that most external harddrives come with,
thus need to use usb)
So I'm thinking of getting the following toshiba 320 gb external ( see
link below). However I have also been considering getting a regular
internal harddrive and enclosure. would this be better in terms of
reliability and speed? How difficult is this to set up? If this is
better any recommendations for a 300-500 gb drive and enclosure?
T...External Hard Drive (USB) recognizes hardware but not drives
I pulled a IBM Travelstar disk from a T21 (I know it works fine, the
problem on the laptop was with the motherboard). I connected it to a
Argosy HD260 external hard disk case (USB connection). On connecting to
an XP box, the system recognizes an IBM-DJSA-220 USB Device, but no
drive letter appear (the disk was used on Win2K, so I assume it is
NTFS, and has two partitions).
How can I see the two volumes on the disk to access the data?
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I pulled a IBM Travelstar disk from a T21 (I know it works fine, the
> problem on the laptop was with the motherboard). I connected it to a
> Argosy HD260 external hard disk case (USB connection). On connecting to
> an XP box, the system recognizes an IBM-DJSA-220 USB Device, but no
> drive letter appear (the disk was used on Win2K, so I assume it is
> NTFS, and has two partitions).
> How can I see the two volumes on the disk to access the data?
These USB external HDD non-recognition problems in the XP environment have
been a source of continuing irritation (not to say aggravation) to many of
us. For what it's worth we've put together a kind of checklist for
troubleshooting this kind of problem which I've listed below.
But before getting to them you might want to try the following...
I'm assuming your reference ...iTunes import problem with internal drive but OK with external drive
I have been importing my CD collection, mostly with no problems. But,
when I tried importing one particular CD to iTunes using the internal
drive, it had many pops indicating areas of the disk that iTunes could
not read. I tried cleaning the disk and turning "error correction
coding" on in Preferences, but that did not help. Also, both before and
after the cleaning/changing Preferences, the import process was also
going very slowly (0.4-1.7x indicated, but sometimes making no progress
for 10 seconds). The disk had no obvious scratches or damage and had
been treated with kid gloves, b...Externally connecting internal IDE drives
I have a very large and complex rack-mounted box which contains a 14-slot
ISA bus passive backplane [physically divided into 2 separate PC segments]
and 12 cards of various sorts installed. The box has physical room for
mounting 3 drives in the front opening in which I have a floppy and 2
removable HD frames for one of the PC's and I have internally mounted a
permanent HD and made a cutout in the back panel for a floppy for the second
PC in the box. Everything works well ... Until I need to attach a CDROM
drive to one of the PC's. Currently I've got the cables from the secondary
...Drive A Not Drive A??
Hi I just got an old IDE zip 100 drive. On the back, it's label for
the jumpers is split into 2 boxes, labelled "Not Drive A" and "Drive
A". Each box shows three different jumper settings for how to set the
drive to slave/master/cable.
So in other words, there's six jumper settings on the back. Three for
"Drive A" - master/slave/cable and three for "Not Drive A" -
master/slave/cable which are different.
What does "Drive A" or "Not Drive A" mean? I don't know which jumper
settings diagram is right...
In arti...drive to drive
if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
> if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
> there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
No. However there is the usual disadvantage, namely a higher
probability of simultaneous failure.
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Cuddly UI...Using external IDE drive and Firewire
I have heard about Firewire and how you can attach hard drives.
I haven't seen them but I think you can get enclosures which will hold an
IDE hard drive and you can plug that into your PC.
If I am right the advantage is that you can easily swap the drive between
system but the disadvatange is that you can't boot from the drive.
Is all this correct?
Also can someone tell me what the effective or real transfer rate is using
Firewire when compared to using the usual internal parallel ATA cables. Is
the Firewire (nominally 50 or 100 Mbps) approximately as fast as 100 MHz
...Diskwarrior on external drive won't fix internal drive
I have an eMac attached to a firewire drive with two partitions, one of
which has a bootable backup of my OS.
I tried booting from the FW drive in order to use Diskwarrior on my
internal hard drive but it refused to work because it said the eMac hard
drive could not be unmounted. Using Disk Utility, I confirmed that the
eMac hard drive cannot be unmounted. Why does this happen? Is there
something essential on the internal hard drive that remains in use, even
when I've booted from the FW drive?
I can use Diskwarrior on the other FW partition, so I know it's working.
I have a ...External Hard Drive Partial Failure
I own a LaCie 500GB triple interface external hard drive. I use it to
backup my G4 iMac every night using SuperDuper! via Firewire.
One of the two Maxtor 250GB internal drives failed. I don't want to get
rid of this unit, so I'm exploring options to continue using it.
If I remove the failed 250GB hard drive from the LaCie enclosure, will
the unit work properly with only the remaining good 250GB hard drive in
place, albeit at half of the capacity (ie. 233GB formatted)? If so,
will removing the failed drive, and running only the remaining good
drive in the enclosure, affect th...storage drive-internal or external, for movie files
I don't work with movies much, certainly not enough to need mass
storage, but a friend has plans for taking movies from his work and
converting and burning these to dvd. I pointed him to some software
but I cant find specific info on hard drive storage for movies.
Specifically, can an external hard drive hooked to USB 2.0 pci card
function well enough for storing movies imported from a digital (or
tape) camcorder? Or, is it better to install an internal storage
If the external drive is sufficient to upload his movies into, will
it also be able to burn the dvd...Jump Drive/external drive
My external usb maxtor drive is dead. Why would I buy another when I
can buy a jump drive?
tina <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> novice question,
> My external usb maxtor drive is dead. Why would
> I buy another when I can buy a jump drive?
The obvious difference is the size. An exernal USB
drive is a lot bigger, and much cheaper per GB.
No big deal if say you only need 2GB or something,
but if you need say 200G for a full backup of the system,
its much cheaper and much faster with a USB external drive.
...USB and Firewire Drive Enclosures
I have been researching external Hard Drive Enclosures for a few dyas
now. I see some sites where the vendor says "Supports drives up to
400 GB !!" or in some cases "up to 360 GB", and others say "500 GB"
I am confused, as to why the limitation. I question whether there
really is a limit but I do not want to buy one and be wrong.
1) I thought maybe it is the dimensions - so I measured. I have a
couple of 500 GB drives and they are just as thick as my 60 GB drives,
at 1 inch !! So it must be something else?
2) I also though that maybe this is a ...