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    Placing a MBP HD in an external enclosure
    I have an MBP that is damaged and I would like to recover the data from the hard drive. If I remove the HD and place it in an external enclosure, will I be able to read the data off of it?

    I have done this with windows computers with great success, I just wasn't sure if there was anything special I needed to know about Macs

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    If your enclosure can fit a 2.5" HDD I don't see why it wouldn't be able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    If your enclosure can fit a 2.5" HDD I don't see why it wouldn't be able to.
    It does, I just wasn't sure if there was any sort of encryption or other security measures I should be worried about.

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    Just keep in kind the internal drive is HFS+, so if you mount it in an external case, you'll need a machine that can read HFS+ (i.e., OSX and not Windersİ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT] View Post
    Just keep in kind the internal drive is HFS+, so if you mount it in an external case, you'll need a machine that can read HFS+ (i.e., OSX and not Windersİ).
    DT, thanks I was aware of that, but it is a good reminder. So as long as i plug the 2.5" SATA USB enclosure into a Mac, I should be good to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbguy View Post
    DT, thanks I was aware of that, but it is a good reminder. So as long as i plug the 2.5" SATA USB enclosure into a Mac, I should be good to go?
    OK, cool, and my apologies if that was a "No s*** Sherlock" moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT] View Post
    OK, cool, and my apologies if that was a "No s*** Sherlock" moment
    thank you Sargent Sarcastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbguy View Post
    So as long as i plug the 2.5" SATA USB enclosure into a Mac, I should be good to go?
    That is correct Sir.
    If you press the option key on boot up of a Mac, the ext HD will show up as a HD that you can boot from.
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