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How can I access files from the SSD that was in my MacBook with my PowerBook. I'm going to need them long before I can get the MacBook back.
 

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Put the SSD in an external USB carrier and attach it to your Powerbook. Or you can use an adapter like this.
 
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I've tried that with my usb external drive enclosure . It won't read the SSD or the MacBook's original HDD. The PowerBook is running OSX 10.5. Should I try a Firewire connection?
 

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I've tried that with my usb external drive enclosure . It won't read the SSD or the MacBook's original HDD. The PowerBook is running OSX 10.5. Should I try a Firewire connection?

What kind of an enclosure is it? Some enclosures won't work with an SSD which is why I linked you to the adapter from OWC. If you have Firewire, go ahead and give it a try. Your PB running Leopard should be able to read from both as long as the enclosure or adapter you use is compatible.
 
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Here's the hard part to understand, that enclosure is the one I used when I cloned the SSD from the original drive from the MacBook while it was still in the MacBook. I'm so confused at this point. Could I possibly access the files I need crom an iPad?
 
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If that drive from the MB you want to access was formatted as GUID, normal for an Intel Mac, that drive will not be available or readable to the PB that would normally read APM formatted drives.

If that's the case, you'll need an Intel (non-Power PC) Mac to access the data on that drive, unless someone knows of some utility that can.
 

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