[Chugalug] Chugalug Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2

Jonathan Calloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 17:09:13 UTC 2013


I'm pretty certain you can only use another Mac to pull the data.

Jonathan Calloway

Sent from my iPad

On Apr 1, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> I really don't want crack the case on this all in one. Nor pay someone to do so.
> 
> Is this target mode available to other OS's?
> 
> Once the data is removed I'll just reformat and use it as a server which fixes the video issues.
> Fixing the video + what I paid for would buy a nice modern HP all in one.
> So I'm not sure it is worth that. Besides I can't swing that 5C note right now anyway.
> 
> ----- Mike Robinson <miker at sundialservices.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> http://www.sundialservices.com
>> miker at sundialservices.com
>> (615) 268-3829
>> http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a
> 
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