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External hard drive for MacBook pro question:


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Hello,
I have a MacBook pro that I purchased earlier this year that my toddler accidentally drowned last week. Took it to a shop and they said the logic board is fried, which was no surprise. They said the hard drive is okay and I can get an external drive to access all my files. I don't really know anything about external drives so I am unsure what type I need to purchase. I also do not have another computer at the moment, but was wondering if it would be possible to transfer my photos from the external hard drive to a flash drive just in case the hard drive fails at some point.

Can someone please explain to me how all this stuff works and what I need to get?

Thanks in advance.

Niki
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Steps:

- Remove the hard drive from the MacBook Pro.
- Install it into an external hard drive housing (this is now an external hard drive).
- Then plug this external hard drive into a 2nd Mac computer to access the files

Example of an external hard drive housing/enclosure:

USB 2.0 Bus Powered Portable Enclosure Serial-ATA 2.5" NoteBook Hard Drive Solution

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