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    Reading other HD's

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    Reading other HD's
    My old computer was a Dell and since conversion to Mac has found a new home. However I have retained the two hard drives from the Dell, one 80Gb SeagateU Series 9 and the other a 160Gb Maxtor DiamondMax 20, as there are many years data on them including thousands of photos. Is there any way I can now run these drives and access the data via my iMac desktop?

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    Reading other HD's

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    21.5-inch, Mid 2011
    Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
    Serial Number C02GFMNZDHJF
    Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63b)

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    Reading other HD's
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    Yes you can, buy purchasing External drive enclosures to harbour your old drives then connect via USB or Thunderbolt depending on what Ext Drive Enclosure you purchase. Go to somewhere like OWC ~ Macsales.com or NewEgg to buy them, slip them into the enclosure, connect to your iMac and they will come up as a Drive in Finder or your Desktop.
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    Reading other HD's

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    Many thanks TM, I'll have a look!! Ah, in the USA! I'm in the UK but at least know what I'm looking for now!

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    Reading other HD's
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar-caveman View Post
    Many thanks TM, I'll have a look!! Ah, in the USA! I'm in the UK but at least know what I'm looking for now!
    No worries mate, but doesnt matter as they ship to the UK, as they do for me in Australia and either one has a GOOD standing here and any member would recommend them.
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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