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    Oct 11, 2009
    Hard Drive to USB?
    Is there a connection cable I can use so I can take the hard drive out of my G4 tower and plug it into my Mac Mini via USB.

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Something like this?

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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Or purchase an external USB hard drive this:

    This enclosure has the same footprint as a Mac it would stack well.

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    richsadams's Avatar
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    Aug 17, 2009
    NW Left Coast
    iMac 27" Late 2013 - 3.5GHz Core i7 - 32GB RAM - GTX 780< 4GB GPU
    I have this Ministack under my Mac Mini. It can be connected via USB or Firewire 400/800 (FW800 being much faster than USB). It's a bit noisy though, however I'm using it as a home media center in a cabinet so I don't notice it.

    I also have this dock. You can swap 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives in and out all day. Works perfectly with my Macs.

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