[Chugalug] Chugalug Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2

JonathanCalloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 13:30:27 UTC 2013

The only drawback to this may be that you will need to connect it to another Mac. While I worked on Macs for years, I never tried to connect a PC with a Firewire card to a Mac that had been booted in Target Disk Mode. 

Of course, I have a Mac, so if it comes down to it, I can see what I can do to help. Obviously, once you pull the files off and put them on an external drive, you can use anything (Linux, Windows, etc) to access the files (as long as the external drive is not formatted HFS+) 

In any case, let me know. 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Mike Robinson" <miker at sundialservices.com> 
To: chugalug at chugalug.org 
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 8:39:04 AM 
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Chugalug Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2 

On Apr 1, 2013, at 7:33 AM, chugalug-request at chugalug.org wrote: 

Yeah, target mode is the way to go. Just hold the "T" key down on boot and 
it serves the Mac's hard drive as a firewire drive. Easiest way to get any 
data off if it is stable in that mode. 

Target-mode will indeed allow you to get data off the drive most quickly, but still crack open the case (or have someone else do it) to get the drive out and put it into an enclosure. There's no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater. It's not the poor drive's fault, after all . . . ;-) 

Mike Robinson 
miker at sundialservices.com 
(615) 268-3829 

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