How to make an external HDD

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How to make an external HDD

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Right my late 2011 MacBook Pro gave up last week, tried everything and it’s dead. Something to do with CPU or something.
What do I need to be able to remove the HDD and be able to plug it in to another MacBook and use it to get the pictures and stuff off of it.
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Re: How to make an external HDD

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Hi

You will need a hard drive caddy but also depending on the original level of file protection you may not be able to access the data.
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File protection??? I just had a pass word to log on to my Mac.
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Re: How to make an external HDD

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Something like this...



The drive on a 2011 Mac shouldn't be encrypted, unless you've turned 'filevault' on. If you have then encryption key should be linked with your icloud/apple ID.
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Brilliant, cheers, I’ll get one ordered.
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ordered, received and all working, cheers
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