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How to keep old hard drives data and software available


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Hi, I have used Macs since 1985. Naturally I have many old hard drives sitting in old computers. I am currently going to replace my old g4 quicksilver (OSX 10.4) which has two hds - one from my old imac and one from my old g3). I want to keep the software and data on them available and accessible to my newer (10.4 intel imac) and wondered if anyone else has used a multiple external enclosure for their old mac drives, and if so, which brand did you use?
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G'day and welcome top the forums.

Suggest using an operating system faster than Tiger which is no longer supported. Any multi enclosures will do the trick however somewhere along the line OS X is going to leave behind these older systems. Having said that, something like this may help:-


http://www.drobo.com/products/index.php

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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