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Chugalug Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2

From: Mike Robinson 
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On Apr 1, 2013, at 7:33 AM, chugalug-request@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 . . .  ;-)

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Mike Robinson
http://www.sundialservices.com
miker@sundialservices.com
(615) 268-3829
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a











=============================================================== From: JonathanCalloway ------------------------------------------------------ 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" To: chugalug@chugalug.org Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 8:39:04 AM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Chugalug Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2 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@sundialservices.com (615) 268-3829 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ 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 wrote:

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ I'm pretty certain you can only use another Mac to pull the data. Jonathan Calloway Sent from my iPad

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ I've used target disk mode with a PC. Anything that has an HFS+ filesystem driver should work with it. They even make such a thing for Windoze, but be very careful what you tell it to do with resource forks. Otherwise your executables won't be executable, and other weirdness ensues.