Powerbook notebook drives

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Powerbook notebook drives

A student has a powerbook. No idea what model. Anyway, the drive is dead or almost dead.

It still spins up and stuff and sorta boots.

Anyway, to recover data, (on a pc) is to remove the drive and put it into my desktop computer via one of those 44 pin to 40 pin notebook/desktop adapters and slave the drive and then read the data off of it.

My question is can I do that with a powerbook drive? Slave it and stick it into my desktop mac (an upgraded beige g3)?

No i do not have access to any usb/firewire external cases.

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Yes, with caveats. Keep in

Yes, with caveats.

Keep in mind a lot of the older Powerbooks are scsi, so you'll need to figure out the model before you invest in an adapter.

And it depends on which model of beige G3 you've got. A Rev. A won't be too happy slaving IDE.

If the Powerbook has ethernet or an ethernet adapter available, you might be able to boot from the 7.5 network floppy and transfer over a network.

Worst case (aside from drive completely dying before you do any of this) you could put together a floppy with Microphone or Zterm and transfer the important stuff by serial.

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Thanks for the comments. Its

Thanks for the comments. Its a newer powerbook (not a black one). It has os x on it now.

My beige is a rev b rom with the rage pro motherboard (newer one) and i also am running a Sonnet Trio cards so i will just slave it to that instead of the onboard.

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